O Jesus, I have promised

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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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
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.
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Chinasa

Centenary, Enugu, Nigeria

The Hume is like a pledge to God to serve Him to the end despite all the troubles of the world because He is the only one that can see me through.


Terry

Lusaka, Zambia

From The time I head this hymn, my Heart is always filled with Joy and Gladness whenever I sing it through. It reminds that am in the world full of temptations yet, Gods promises are true and surely he protects me. Yes, I see myself in heaven every time that I sing and recite this hymn. Powerful hymn.


Sunkanmi Ewuyemi

Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

What a solemn hymn that has been reverberating through my dreams for several days now. May the name of the Lord be praised for what He is accomplishing in me with this hymn!!! Maranatha.


Modupe Adeyinka - Oni

Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, Nigeria

I have been praying with the 1st 2 lines of verse 5 from December 31st. I knew it was a hymn but I only got the leading to find it and I'm glad because there are so many more prayer points to consecrate oneself with in this timeless hymn. Glory to God.


Marianne Chen

Cedar Park, Texas, United States

Some of these words went through my mind earlier this morning. I knew it was the Holy Spirit recollecting them for me. I am so blessed I could find the whole hymn here, since I haven't sung this hymn for many decades.


Wmanz

using this song for church


Mfon Jackson

Agege, Lagos, Nigeria

I was hearing the song within my soul and had to look it up as I sang my soul was filled with joy. Indeed His promises are sure


Olumuyiwa

Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

... Oh, speak to reassure me,

To hasten, or control;...

Hymn of trust, help and assurance. I got an encouragement once again that He is able and will guide me through all my decisions, especially one that I am now making.

What a solace!


Celestine Omololu

Ijebu Ode, Ogun, Nigeria

I woke up thinking about this song. Im so blessed to go through this morning


Margaret

United Kingdom

A wonderful hymn, so full of truth and promise. I thank God for inspiring J Bode the writer with words as relevant today as when he first penned them. I’m so thankful that seven decades ago,

I sang this hymn in school assemblies and was drawn to Jesus through it. Alas, todays young people no longer have that blessing as Christian worship in school rarely exists. Maranatha - Come Lord Jesus.