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.
Abraham Haastrup

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I thank God for inspiring this ageless Hymn. It’s ever fresh. Whenever I sing/hear it, God uses it to refresh & focus me. I decided to look for its wordings/Lyrics again today, as I’m preparing some admonition for Our Discovery Centre - a Youth Group - (I Tim 4:12, 16).


Mansfield, Ohio, United States

A precious hymn assuring us of His constant presence. The tunes are also good, but I love Angel's Story. Absorb this hymn and stay in touch with the Savior.


Lagos, Oyo, Nigeria

I really love this hymn since secondary school.... I just can't forget it.

It gives me joy and peace of mind when I sing it.


Lagos, Nigeria

I sang this hymn first 1981 when I entered secondary school, since then it has never left My mouth, I sing it to rededicate my life to Christ Jesus and also encourage Myself when I'm in distress. Every stanza of this hymn is a powerful prayer and exultant.


Kingston, Jamaica

I first heard this song as a child in primary school and it did something to me. I gave my life to God at age 12. And He has not left me through all struggling. I am now 51 and can truly say In Him I live and move and have my being.


Johannesburg, South Africa

Just love this hymn!

Fadipe Gbenga John

Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria

I was just thinking about life and just realised all there is, is God. I also come to the realization that not until I humble myself and surrender all struggles, fear, worries and doubts to him, there's little He can do. Just to give him my all first and every other things in Christ follows. Matt 6:33

Nwikpugi Josephine Barine

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with the song bubbling in my spirit and I remember that I can do nothing without Him, He alone can keep us from falling, preserve, sustain and present us fault less before His glory. So it is needful both as song and prayer in our daily walk with our Master and friend.


Lagos, Ikeja, Nigeria

Every verse of this hymn is a prayer, and because of that this hymn need to be sung every day. May God continue to be our guide.

Oso Opeyemi Ebenezer

Lagos, Agege, Nigeria

This hymn I always sing whenever I feel so down and depressed. Thanks to God for a soul reviving hymn like this.