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

Wink­ler O. T. Wren (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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

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

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

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

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