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438. O Jesus, I Have Promised

1 O Jesus, I have promised
to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me,
my Master and my Friend.
I shall not fear the battle
if thou art by my side,
not wander from the pathway
if thou wilt be my guide.

2 O let me feel thee near me:
the world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle,
the tempting sounds I hear;
my foes are ever near me,
around me and within;
but, Jesus, draw thou nearer
and shield my soul from sin.

3 O Jesus, thou hast promised
to all who follow thee,
that where thou art in glory
there shall thy servant be;
and, Jesus, I have promised
to serve thee to the end!
O give me grace to follow,
my Master and my Friend.

4 O let me see thy footmarks
and in them plant mine own:
my hope to follow duly
is in thy strength alone.
O guide me, call me, draw me,
uphold me to the end;
and then in heaven receive me,
my Saviour and my Friend.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: John Ernest Bode (1816-1874)
Meter: 76 76D
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Call and Vocation; Discipleship; Guidance
Notes: Alt tune: THORNBURY 444, 468
Tune Information
Name: WOLVERCOTE
Composer: William Harold Ferguson (1874-1950)
Meter: 76 76D
Key: A Major
Copyright: © Oxford University Press



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