Peter's denial

In the garden boldly

Author: P. P. Bliss
Published in 2 hymnals

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

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

2 Tho’ life’s stony pathway be with dangers fraught,
Let my falterings never say, I know Him not. [Refrain]

3 Though long years of sorrow be my earthly lot,
Let my murmurings never Say, I know Him not. [Refrain]

4 In the dark temptation, vows and prayers forgot,
Let my yielding never way, I know Him not. [Refrain]

5 So, in toil or pleasure, deed or word or thought,
Let me never, never, say, I know Him not. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9342

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the garden boldly
Title: Peter's denial
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I would stand forever near
Copyright: Public Domain


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