O Jesus, I Have Promised

Date recorded: October 08, 2013

Words by: John E. Bode

Music by: Arthur H. Mann

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.

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.

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.

Legacy Comments

Ruth Loxham says:

August 28, 2014

This wasn’t the tune I was looking for, but it is nevertheless a beautiful tune to these words, which I haven’t heard before. I love the unaccompanied singing too.