120. O Jesus, I Have Promised

1 O Jesus, I have promised
to serve you to the end;
remain for ever near me,
my Saviour and my friend:
I shall not fear the journey
if you are by my side,
not wander from the pathway
if you will be my guide.

2 O 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, then draw nearer
and shield my soul from sin.

3 O let me hear you 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;
now speak, and make me listen,
O 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:
O give me grace to follow,
my Saviour and my friend.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: John Ernest Bode (ca. 1866, alt.)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Christian Year: Lent; Calling and Response; Christian Year: Lent (38 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: James William Elliott (1874)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: F Major

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