Shall I Be Ashamed?

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1 Shall I be ashamed of my Savior and King,
Who left His bright glory, salvation to bring?
Who was cruelly crucified, wounded, and maimed—
Of such a great Savior shall I be ashamed?

Refrain:
No, no! I’ll not be ashamed;
No, no! I’ll not be ashamed.

2 Shall I be ashamed of His wonderful word?
Or blush when the praises of Jesus are heard?
Shall the laugh of the skeptic my lips tightly seal,
Lest I my profession of Christ should reveal? [Refrain]

3 Shall I be ashamed of the people of God
Who walk in the pathway that Jesus has trod?
Shall I shrink from opposing the forces of sin,
And grieve from my bosom the Spirit within? [Refrain]

4 I’ll not be ashamed of my dear loving Lord,
Ashamed of His people, His cause, or His word;
I’ll be faithful in Jesus, His banner I’ll bear,
The joy of His kingdom forever to share. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #338

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Author (refrain): Andrew L. Byers

Andrew Linnaeus Byers was born on Au­gust 26, 1869 in Al­bany, Il­li­nois. Byers’ mo­ther was song writer Nancy By­ers. In 1890 he became involved with Daniel War­ner & Bar­ney War­ren in evan­gel­is­tic work; later joined the Gos­pel Trump­et pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny as mu­sic ed­it­or for a year. He left that work because of health problems and worked as an evan­gel­ist and pastor in Ida­ho & Or­e­gon be­fore tak­ing a pas­tor­ate in Sac­ra­men­to, Cal­i­for­nia, in 1934. He died on November 9, 1952 in Sacramento, California. His works in­clude: Birth of a Reformation: The Life and La­bors of D. S. War­ner, 1922 NN, Hymnary. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shall I be ashamed of my Savior and King
Title: Shall I Be Ashamed?
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Author (refrain): Andrew L. Byers
Meter: 11.11.12.11.7.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: No, no! I'll not be ashamed
Copyright: Public Domain

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