623. O Jesus, I Have Promised (Jesús, yo he prometido)

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.


1 Jesús, yo he prometido
servirte con amor;
concédeme tu gracia,
mi amigo y Salvador.
No temeré la lucha
si tú a mi lado estás,
ni perderé el camino
si tú guiando vas.

2 Estamos en el mundo
y abunda tentación;
muy suave es el engaño
Y necia la pasión.
Ven tú, Jesús, muy cerca
en mi necesidad,
y escuda al alma mía
de toda iniquidad.

3 Y si mi mente vaga,
ya incierta, ya veloz,
concédeme que escuche,
Jesús, tu clara voz.
Anímame si dudo;
Inspírame también;
repréndeme si temo
en todo hacer el bien.

4 Jesús, tú has prometido
a todo aquel que va
siguiendo tus pisadas,
que al cielo llegará.
Sosténme en el camino,
y al fin, con dulce amor,
trasládame a tu gloria,
mi amigo y Salvador.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised (Jesús, yo he prometido)
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised (Jesús, yo he prometido)
Author: John E. Bode, 1816-1874
Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera, 1837-1916
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Language: English; Spanish
Publication Date: 2019
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Discipleship; Discipulado; Jesucristo: Amigo (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur H. Mann, 1850-1929
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: F Major or modal

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