Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of D
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of D
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melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of D
Text: John E. Bode
Music: Neuvermehertes Gesangbuch
LBW/WOV Hymn: #503
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #79
Scripture: Psalm 119:57
1 O Jesus, I have promised To serve you to the end;
Remain 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.
2 Oh, let me feel you 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, then draw nearer To shield my soul from sin.
3 Oh, let me hear you speaking In accents clear and still
Above the storms of passion, The murmurs of self-will.
Now speak to reassure me, To hasten or control;
Now speak and make me listen, O Guardian of my soul.
4 O Jesus, you have promised To all who follow you
That where you are in glory Your servant shall be too.
And Jesus, I have promised To serve you to the end;
Oh, give me grace to follow, My master and my friend.