307. 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,
Nor 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 let me hear Thee speaking
In accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion,
The murmurs of self-will!
O speak to reassure me,
To hasten or control!
O speak, and make me listen,
Thou Guardian of my soul!

4 O Jesus, Thou has 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!


Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: John E. Bode (1868)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Publication Date: 1955
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christ: Master; Christ: Presence; Christ: Strength and Refuge (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur H. Mann (1881)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: G Major
Copyright: Music used by permission of E. R. Goodliffe.

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