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.
Ojotule J.J

Lokoja, Kogi, Nigeria

"I see the sights that dazzle; the tempting sounds I hear... But Jesus draw thou nearer & shield my soul from sin" Simply powerful.

Isaac Plmer

Delta, Delta State, Nigeria

I was going through something, when I came across where Grace is mentioned, then the Hymn came in my mind, thank You Lord for GRACE.

Victor Onipede

Ado Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria


Ruth Edeigba

Lagos, Nigeria

Feel so blessed... this song is my prayer... Father let me hear you in accent clear and still, above the murmur of self will in Jesus Name, Amen.


Nairobi, Kenya

Such lovely words.



God bless you for the the text. Please revert to verse 5, second to the last line as there’s an error there. Where you have “rest”, it’s supposed to be Heaven. Thank you once again.

David Okoli

Uwani, Enugu, Nigeria

I got this in my spirit and I had to search the words and immediately after singing, I bursted into tongues

Dr. Solorem Onasanya

Dutse, Jigawa, Nigeria

As I sang this hymn while the Sunday service was going on I felt His presence, as I want God to keep speaking to me in accent clear and still and let Him show me His footmarks so that I can be guided to place mine where He places His footmarks. Thank You for Thy mercy, my master and my friend.

Betty Stephenson

Atherstone, England, United Kingdom

I was awake in the night singing this song in my spirit so I purposed in my heart to check all the words this morning. God is speaking.

Russ Taylor

Ashland City, Tennessee, United States

What beautiful words and mean so much to know our savior Jesus is with us always as we serve Him. Praise God we are never alone.