O Jesus, I Have Promised
O Jesus, I have promised to serve You to the end;
Oh be forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle if You are by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway if You will be my Guide.
Oh, let me hear You speaking in accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion, The murmurs of self-will;
Oh, speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
Oh, speak, and make me listen, The Guardian of my soul.
O Jesus, You have promised to all who follow You
That where You are in glory they shall be with You too;
And Jesus, I have promised to serve You to the end—
Oh, give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.
Lyrics: John Ernest Bode
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy