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Words by John E. Bode (1816-1874), 1868Tune: ANGEL’S STORY by Arthur H. Mann (1850-1929), 1881Key signature: G Major (1 sharp)Meter: 126.96.36.199.D.Public Domain1. 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 will be my guide.2. 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.3. O Jesus, Thou has 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.