O Jesus, I have promised

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.
Oh, 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.
Oh, let me hear Thee speaking,
  In accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion,
  The murmurs of self-will;
Oh, speak to reassure me,
  To hasten, or control;
Oh, 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;
Oh, give me grace to follow,
  My Master and my Friend.
Oh, let me see Thy footmarks,
  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 to rest receive me,
  My Savior and my Friend.

Cardigan, Cardiganshire, United Kingdom

I woke early to read the Advent passage for today.

As I read about Zaccheus perched in the sycamore tree to get a glimpse of Jesus, this hymn flashed into my mind, and I looked it up to recall every word. Amen, Amen.

Mr David

Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

was thinking about my sorrows, money issues , was helpless and wasn't myself at all, then the Holy Spirit ministered this song in my heart . so after searching for the song, I've no choice than to give God the glory and forget my sorrows with immediate effect.

Rajuno Francis

Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

This song is a blessing to my family, God bless this song.



This song is such a blessing. The Holy Spirit brought it to mind when I needed it most. What an assurance my friend Jesus is near us, can lead us and is all we need to make it in our lives today.

Solomon Ishaya

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Just worshiping God in the night, suddenly this song was fired into my spirit, and I browsed the lyrics quickly to sing it well. I was never interested in signing hymns before, but I say today, 'hymns carry power'.

Arome Christiana

Idah, Kogi, Nigeria

Thank You Jesus for reassuring me this hymn is for me. God give me the grace to keep the promise.

Asiegbu Uzoma Akunna Esther

Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria

Just woke up about 12:04am with this hymn in my heart. I had to browse to get all the wordings. What a reassuring commitment. Oh give me grace to full.

Gloria Amaghiro

Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

Honestly, this song is a song of promise unto the Lord when one encounters Jesus as his/her personal Lord and Saviour and also a firm reassurance and plea to God for upholding one to the end. It really melted my heart this morning as we were singing and praying with it in our office prayer cell. It really touched my heart and I pray nothing will make me Miss heaven at last in Jesus name Amen.

J . Watkins

This song came to me this morning. With all the troubles in the world, it gives me strength.


Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Lord thank You for this hymn. Please guide us moment by moment to serve and be faithful to You.