O Savior, I have promised

O Savior, I have promised

Author: John E. Bode
Tune: [O Saviour, I have promised]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O Saviour, 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.

Refrain:
Saviour, I have promised,
Saviour, I have promised,
Saviour, I have promised;
O keep me to the end.

2 O Saviour, Thou hast promised
To all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory
Thy servant there shall be.
And Saviour, I have promised
To serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow,
My Master and my Friend. [Refrain]

3 O let me see Thy footprints,
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 Heav’n receive me,
My Saviour and my Friend. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #152

Author: John E. Bode

Bode, John Ernest, M.A., son of Mr. William Bode, late of the General Post Office, b. 1816, and educated at Eton, the Charter House, and at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1837, and M.A. in due course. Taking Holy Orders in 1841, he became Rector of Westwell, Oxfordshire, 1847; and then of Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire, 1860. He was also for a time Tutor of his College, and Classical Examiner. His Bampton Lectures were delivered in 1855. He d. at Castle Camps, Oct. 6, 1874. In addition to his Bampton Lectures, and Ballads from Herodotus, he published Hymns from the Gospel of the Day for each Sunday and Festivals of our Lord, 1860; and Short Occasional Poems, Lond., Longmans, 1858. In addition to his well-known hymn, “O Jesu, I have… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Savior, I have promised
Author: John E. Bode

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