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; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 34.

Music: Wink­ler O. T. Wren (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Wren’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of John­ston,


I’m not ashamed of Je­sus,
Nor of His blessèd Word;
The tidings of sal­va­tion
My willing heart has heard.


Ashamed, ashamed of Je­sus!
Ashamed to make Him known!
Oh, no! But let me glo­ry
In Je­sus Christ alone.

I’m not ashamed of Je­sus,
His name is Lord and King;
But lowly ones may love Him,
And join His praise to sing.


His messages of pardon,
Of truth and love and grace,
I long to bear to others,
That they may see His face.


The bearer of good tidings
Should ne­ver be ashamed;
Let all rejoice in Je­sus,
Wherever He is named.