Scripture Verse

I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. Romans 1:16

Introduction

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Philip Phillips
(1834–1895)

Words: Phi­lip Phil­lips, in The Re­vi­val­ist (New York: Jo­seph Hill­man, 1868).

Music: Webb George J. Webb, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George J. Webb
(1803–1887)

Lyrics

Ashamed to be a Christian?
Afraid the world would know
I’m on my way to Zion,
Where joys eternal flow.
Forbid it, O my Savior,
That I should ever be
Afraid to wear Thy color,
Or blush to follow Thee.

Ashamed to be a Christian,
To love my God and king?
The fire of zeal is burning,
My soul is on the wing.
I want a faith made perfect,
That all the world may see
I stand a living witness
Of mercy, rich and free.

Ashamed to be a Christian!
My guilty fear depart;
I will not heed the tempter
That whispers to my heart.
Dear Savior, though unworthy,
Yet this my only plea,
Thy all atoning merit,
For Thou hast died for me.