Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Monday, August 15, 2011

O Jesus I have Promised--Hymn

Hi Everyone,

A dear friend e-mailed me this hymn a day or so ago. I loved the words. What an awesome reminder no matter what our circumstances to stay committed to following Christ and living lives of obedience and service to Him. So Here it is.

"O Jesus I Have Promised"
Words by John E. Bode 1868
Music by Arthur H. Mann-1881

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 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.

O Jesus, thou hast promised to all who follow thee,
That where thou art in glory there shall they servant be;
And, Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my master and my friend.

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