JESUS AND SHALL IT EVER BE
Scripture: Isaiah 49:23
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5: 19; Colossians 3: 16
Verse 1: Jesus, and shall it ever be a mortal man ashamed of Thee? Ashamed of Thee, whom angels praise, Whose glories shine through endless days?
Verse 2: Ashamed of Jesus! sooner far let night disown each radiant star! ‘Tis midnight with my soul, till He, Bright Morning Star, bid darkness flee.
Verse 3: Ashamed of Jesus! that dear friend on whom my hopes of Heav’n depend. It must not be! Be this my shame: if I no more revere His name.
Verse 4: Ashamed of Jesus! yes, I may when I’ve no guilt to wash away; No tear to wipe, no good to crave, no fears to quell, no soul to save.
Verse 5: Till then (nor is my boasting vain), till then I boast a Savior slain. And, O, may this my portion be: This Savior not ashamed of me!