471. 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 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!

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: J. E. Bode (1858)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: D
Scripture: ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: Guide and Leader; Jesus Christ: Master; Jesus Christ: Strength and Refuge
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: W. H. Ferguson (1918)
Meter: D
Key: A Major
Copyright: Used by permission of Oxford University Press

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