Scripture Verse

Whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed. Luke 9:26

Introduction

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William Gardiner (1770–1853)
Courtesy of British Museum
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Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 1, 1707, num­ber 103. Not ash­amed of the Gos­pel.

Music: Bel­mont Sac­red Me­lo­dies, by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1812 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pic­ture of Gar­di­ner, would you ?

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Lyrics

I’m not ashamed to own my Lord,
Or to defend His cause;
Maintain the honor of His Word,
The glory of His cross.

Jesus, my God! I know His name,
His name is all my trust;
Nor will He put my soul to shame,
Nor let my hope be lost.

Firm as His throne His promise stands,
And He can well secure
What I’ve committed to His hands
Till the decisive hour.

Then will He own my worthless name
Before His Father’s face,
And in the new Jerusalem
Appoint my soul a place.