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O Jesus I have promised To serve Thee




O Jesus, I have promised
To serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou for ever 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 let me see thy features,
the look that once could make
so many a true disciple
leave all things for thy sake:
the look that beamed on Peter
when he thy name denied;
the look that draws thy lovers
close to thy piercèd side.


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.


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!


---Alternative verses---


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.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1868,1869
      Bible Refs: Ps 31:3; Ps 91:14; Is 30:21; Jn 14:3; Jn 15:15; 1 Co 9:24; Heb 12:2;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1965# 365
      1977# 514
      1962# 298
      1956# 386
      1981# 425
      1994# 536
      1919# 585
      1960# 544
      2000# 593
      1920# 478
      1998# 438
      2000# 538
      2000# 501
      1904# 487
      1983# 235
      1950# 331
      1922# 271
      1983# 704
      1881# 258
      1988# 531
      # 369
      1964# 376
      2000# 503
      1996# 372
      # 172
      1954# 526
      1955# 95
      1990# 388
      # 606
      1999# 676
      1991# 418
      1925# 137
      1931# 255
      # 338
      1908# 579
      1938# 572
      1917# 441
      1906# 577
      1903# 146
      1971# 304
      1916# 379
      1940# 570
      1982# 655
      1986# 420
      1999# 595
      1961# 552
      1989# 396
      1885# 524
      MUSIC
      Name: DAY OF REST
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1874
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        7 6 7 6 D
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