188. 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 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.

3 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.

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: John Ernest Bode (1869, alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: As Friend; Christ: As Lord; Conflict With Sin (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ANGEL'S STORY
Composer: Arthur H. Mann (1881)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: F Major or modal



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