367. 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 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.

3 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.

4 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: John E. Bode, 1816-1874
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Scripture:
Topic: Comfort; Commitment; Discipleship (8 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ANGEL'S STORY
Composer: Arthur H. Mann, 1850-1929
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: F Major



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