Scripture Verse

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16


Julia H. Johnston

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Ill­i­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 34.

Music: Wink­ler O. T. Wren (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Wren’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of John­ston,


I’m not ashamed of Jesus,
Nor of His blessèd Word;
The tidings of salvation
My willing heart has heard.


Ashamed, ashamed of Jesus!
Ashamed to make Him known!
Oh, no! But let me glory
In Jesus Christ alone.

I’m not ashamed of Jesus,
His name is Lord and King;
But lowly ones may love Him,
And join His praise to sing.


His messages of pardon,
Of truth and love and grace,
I long to bear to others,
That they may see His face.


The bearer of good tidings
Should never be ashamed;
Let all rejoice in Jesus,
Wherever He is named.