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O Jesus I have Promised

O Jesus I have Promised Lyrics and Music

The reverent words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end; Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "O Jesus I have Promised" hymn were written by its English author John Ernest Bode. The author of the hymn, John Ernest Bode, was born on February 23, 1816 and died on October 6, 1874. The joyous music that accompanies the "O Jesus I have Promised" song of praise was composed by Arthur Henry Mann The composer of the music to the "O Jesus I have Promised" hymn, Arthur Henry Mann, was born on May 16, 1850 and died on November 19, 1929. We have placed "O Jesus I have Promised" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the sincere lyrics of this popular Christian song and grand church hymn.

O Jesus I have Promised Hymn
Title: O Jesus I have Promised *** Name of Composer: Arthur Henry Mann *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Ernest Bode *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating words of the "O Jesus I have Promised" lyrics, John Ernest Bode (February 23, 1816-October 6, 1874), was born in St. Pancras, London, England and achieved fame as a scholar, teacher, rector and hymn writer.

O Jesus I have Promised Lyrics

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 footprints, 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 Savior and my Friend.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "O Jesus I have Promised", Arthur Henry Mann (May 16, 1850-November 19, 1929), was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England and became famous as a music editor, Church organist, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: O Jesus I have Promised
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Ernest Bode (February 23, 1816 to October 6, 1874)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Arthur Henry Mann (May 16, 1850 to November 19, 1929)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end; Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend"
First Publication Date: 1868

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