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.
Ifeanyi Uhuegbu

London, United Kingdom

This hymn reminds me always of my commitments to serve God.

Christian Arthur-Sarfo.

Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana

A very soul inspiring and soul uplifting sing. We sang this for the first time when were inaugurated into the Methodist Youth Fellowship at Ajumako Ochiso in the central Region of Ghana in July 1997.

We made a firm promise to serve Jesus to the end. Thank God we are still serving Him and He's still our guide. He's ever near us despite the murmurs of our self will. He keeps on speaking to us in ascent clear and still. We see Him planting our feet into His footprints. Thanks to Jesus for being my Saviour and Friend.

Bethel Bobmanuel Elele

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Stanza 1 and 2 is soul lifting, it breaks my heart into tears, cos if God leaves any of us one second we will wander from the pathway. He should always be near us.

Nnedinma Christiana Njoku

Ehime Mbano, Imo, Nigeria

And I feel so fulfilled to sing this song as I concluded my prayers. Stanza 4 and 5 ministered to my spirit. all the stanzas are captivating.

Thank You Jesus because where Thou be, there Your servants will be. Amen.


Ushafa, FCT Abuja, Nigeria

This song ministers to me anytime I sing it. Each stanza has its meaning on my life. It makes me rededicate my life to Him, I am always encouraged and reassured in Christ. I thank God I am a believer.


Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Sang this song over 25 years ago in my local church, and all of a sudden The Holy Spirit drops it back into my spirit and have been meditating on it for the past month. What a blessing.


Maiduguri, Borno/northeast/chibok

A great song a very meaningful and fulfilling one, it uplifted my soul again and again and we sang through in the solemnity of of traumatized city of Maiduguri which suffered under the attacks of the terrorists. God bless every soul with this song.

Adetoun Oyeleke

Oshogbo, Osun, Nigeria

It's one of the songs I love most, it's very heart touchy, I first heard it in my secondary school days when we would sing it on the assembly ground, and so, since then I‘ve been singing it prayerfully especially no 3 "oh, let me hear thee speaking in accents clear and still....." I want God to be speaking to me to guide, instruct n direct me in life. Blessed be the Name of my Lord Jesus!

John Ehimhen

Lagos, Nigeria

What a song of promise.

Onesimus Aiwanfo

Edo State, Nigeria

The first time I have an encounter with this hymn was in 2013 in Ebonyi. I got broken, and every time I sing or hear the song, it just brings me into aligning to the leading of the Lord....

I just want to follow the Lord till the end.

It also a song of awareness and surrender because I get to see the enemy within...

Deliver me from this foe within...

Thank You Jesus.