932. O Jesus, I Have Promised

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.

Oh, let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
I dare not trust my judgment: Thy way shall be my will;
Oh, speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
Oh, speak, and help me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.

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—
Oh, give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

Oh, let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone;
Oh, guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
And then in Heav’n receive me, my Savior and my Friend.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end
Title: O Jesus, I Have Promised
Author: John E. Bode (1868)
Meter: 13.13.13.13
Scripture: Psalm 119:57; Luke 9:62
Topic: Supplication
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/O_Jesus_I_Have_Promised); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/o/j/ojihprom.htm)
Tune Information
Name: ANGEL'S STORY
Composer: Arthur H. Mann (1881)
Meter: 13.13.13.13
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/O_Jesus_I_Have_Promised); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/o/j/ojihprom.htm)



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