Scripture Verse

Whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed. Luke 9:26

Introduction

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Henry Alford
1810–1871
National Portrait Gallery

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Words: Hen­ry Al­ford, 1832.

Music: St. Ste­phen Will­iam Jones, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Jones
1726–1800
National Portrait Gallery

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Lyrics

In token that thou shalt not fear
Christ cru­ci­fied to own,
We print the cross upon thee here,
And stamp thee His alone.

In token that thou shalt not blush
To glo­ry in His name,
We blazon here upon thy front
His glo­ry and His shame.

In token that thou shalt not flinch
Christ’s quarrel to maintain,
But ’neath His banner manfully
Firm at thy post remain.

In token that thou too shalt tread
The path He traveled by,
Endure the cross, despise the shame,
And sit thee down on high.

Thus outwardly and visibly
We seal thee for His own;
And may the brow that wears His cross
Hereafter share His crown.