Songs & Hymns

O Jesus I have Promised

(General)
This well-known hymn challenges us to commit our lives to Jesus and follow his values. As we sing the song we also ask for his strength and help to live up to these values.

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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 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.

Music © Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 2803991. Please include all items copied in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions. Organist Gillian Lloyd. Recorded on the organ of Guildford United Reformed Church by kind permission of the Elders.

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