150 - O Jesus, I have promised
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.
2 Oh, let me hear Thee speaking
In accents clear and still,
I dare not trust my judgment:
Thy way shall be my will;
Oh, speak to reassure me,
To hasten or control;
Oh, speak, and help me listen,
Thou Guardian of my soul.
3 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.
4 Oh, let me see Thy footprints,
And in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly
Is in Thy strength alone;
Oh, guide me, call me, draw me,
Uphold me to the end;
And then in Heav'n receive me,
My Savior and my Friend.

Tekst: John E. Bode
Muziek: Arthur H. Mann
Zelfde melodie als: Glorieklokkenbundel - lied 18 - Neem mij zoals ik ben
Schrift: Psalm 119:57, Lucas 9:61-62