Scripture Verse

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


Henry Alford (1810–1871)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Hen­ry Al­ford, 1832.

Music: St. Ste­phen Will­iam Jones, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William Jones (1726–1800)
National Portrait Gallery



In tok­en that thou shalt not fear
Christ cru­ci­fied to own,
We print the cross up­on thee here,
And stamp thee His alone.

In tok­en that thou shalt not blush
To glo­ry in His name,
We bla­zon here upon thy front
His glo­ry and His shame.

In tok­en that thou shalt not flinch
Christ’s quar­rel to main­tain,
But ’neath His ban­ner man­ful­ly
Firm at thy post re­main.

In tok­en that thou too shalt tread
The path He tra­veled by,
Endure the cross, des­pise the shame,
And sit thee down on high.

Thus out­ward­ly and vi­si­bly
We seal thee for His own;
And may the brow that wears His cross
Hereafter share His crown.