O Jesus, I have promised

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    CGS No.: 
    156

    Verse 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.

    Verse 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.

    Verse 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.

    Verse 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.

    Verse 5
    O let me see Thy footmarks,
    And in them plant mine own;
    My hope to follow duly
    Is in Thy strength alone,
    O guide me, call me, draw me,
    Uphold me to the end;
    And then in Heaven receive me,
    My Saviour and my Friend.