Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of His disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.@John 18:25

Phi­lip P. Bliss, in The Prize, ed­it­ed by George F. Root (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Root & Ca­dy, 1870), num­ber 50.

Mal­dives Phi­lip P. Bliss, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)

In the garden, boldly,
Peter would have fought;
Now he answers coldly,
Nay, I know Him not.

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I would stand forever
Near my Savior’s side,
Lest to glory yonder
I should be denied.

Tho’ life’s stony pathway
Be with dangers fraught,
Let my falterings never
Say, I know Him not.

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Though long years of sorrow
Be my earthly lot,
Let my murmurings never
Say, I know Him not.

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In the dark temptation,
Vows and prayers forgot,
Let my yielding never
Say, I know Him not.

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So, in toil or pleasure,
Deed or word or thought,
Let me never, never,
Say, I know Him not.

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