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.
Mr Tim Lulham

Stevenage, Herts, United Kingdom

Had been at home group studying Live no lies (by John Mark Comer) yesterday and awoke early with this hymn in my head. Hadn’t sung it for years so had to find the words. Very inspiring and relevant.

Rosemary Nwisi

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Suddenly found myself reciting the first line of the first stanza of this amazing, refreshing hymn, had to search for it.

Could feel the amazing love of the father to His child very closely as I reaffirmed my commitment to serve Him for ever.

Thank you Jesus!!


Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

My songs everyday, with great hope and trust of faithfulness to my Lord Jesus Christ

Japheth Joshua

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

I woke up this morning 0530hrs with this song. I have tasted, felt and lived in the deceitful promise of men which only yields sorrows and pains, but the Love and Promises of God in His Son Jesus is the best and most fulfilling part of my life and that's the story I'll share to my world.

Musinguzi Stella

Kampala, Uganda

I feel relieved and touched to near Jesus as a Friend and Master in My battles in this World

Moses John Izang

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

This song always makes me reaffirm my faith in Christ Jesus. Very rich content

Pam Victor Sunday

Abuja, Maitama, Nigeria

my song and commitment for the month.... may God see me through, amen.


Ughelli, Delta, Nigeria

Wow I'm really blessed

Gibson Ejedegba

Lagos, Nigeria

It's my hymn of commitment and pledge to the Lord.


Argungu, Kebbi, Nigeria

The third stanza dropped in my spirit now so I decided to search for the hymn. Is a prayer and a commitment to God