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810. O Jesus, I Have Promised

1 O Jesus, I have promised
to serve you to the end;
remain forever near me,
my master and my friend.
I shall not fear the battle
if you art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway
if you wilt be my guide.

2 Oh, let me feel you 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, then draw nearer
to shield my soul from sin.

3 Oh, let me hear you speaking
in accents clear and still
above the storms of passion,
the murmurs of self-will.
Now speak to reassure me,
to hasten or control;
now speak and make me listen,
O Guardian of my soul.

4 O Jesus, you have promised
to all who follow you
that where you are in glory
your servant shall be too.
And Jesus, I have promised
to serve you to the end;
oh, give me grace to follow,
my master and my friend.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: John E. Bode, 1816-1874
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Affirmation of Baptism; Commitment, Discipleship
Tune Information
Name: MUNICH
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: D Major
Source: Neuvermehrtes Gesangbuch, Meiningen, 1693



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