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396. O Jesus, I Have Promised

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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.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: John E. Bode (ca. 1866)
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1989
Scripture:
Topic: Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Personal Holiness; Commitment; Discipleship and Service (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ANGEL'S STORY
Composer: Arthur H. Mann (1881)
Meter: 76.76 D
Key: F Major



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