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.
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.

Isaiah Omondi

Kisumu, Kenya

I woke up today with this song in my heart. I since googled it and looked it up in the hymnal. What a blessing from my Master and my Friend. Thank You Jesus.

Olayiwola Okunlola

Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria

Awesome song, always blessed singing this hymn.



As I was going to bed and about to say my prayers, this hymn just blessed me as God is always our guide.

Danny Mulyata

Lusaka, Zambia

Indeed my Lord You ought to be near me as I walk in this earthly life.

Osamudiamwen Enabulele

Benin, Edo, Nigeria

On my way to church for COVENANT HOURS OF PRAY... an early morning prayer session... this song came into my spirit as I was praying in the Holy Ghost..

Joseph Asoh

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

As I knelt down to pray this evening, this hymn just filled my heart. I sang it to usher me into God's presence!


Nairobi, Kenya

As I got to pray this morning this hymn came to mind. A hymn of total commitment to God as I serve Him this year.