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O Jesus, I Have PromisedThe Baptist Hymnal No. 276
Text: John E. Bode
Music: Arthur H. Mann
Tune: ANGEL'S STORY Meter: 22.214.171.124.D
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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 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!
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