552. O Jesus, I have promised

1 O Jesus, I have promised
To serve thee to the end;
Be thou for ever 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 Jesus, thou hast promised
To all who follow thee
That where thou art in glory
There shall my servant be;
And, Jesus, I have promised
To serve thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow,
My Master and my Friend.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Author: John E. Bode (1868)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Scripture: John 12:26
Topic: Christ: Friend; Christ: Master; Christian Life: Communion with Christ (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ANGEL'S STORY
Arranger: Arthur H. Mann (1883)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: G Major or modal



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