644a. O Jesus, I have promised

1 O Jesus, I have promised
to serve you to the end;
be now and always near me,
my master and my friend:
I shall not fear the battle
if you are by my side,
not wander from the pathway
if you will 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, draw still nearer,
and 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;
Oh, speak to reassure me,
to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
true 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:
now give me grace to follow,
my master and my friend.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Author: John Ernest Bode (1816-1874) (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
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Topic: The Holy Spirit: The Church Celebrates - Confirmation; Conflict; Discipleship
Tune Information
Composer: Basil Harwood (1859-1949)
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: D Major
Copyright: © Trustees of the late Dr. Basil Harwood

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