O Jesus, I have promised

1
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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Nnedinma Christiana Njoku

Ehime Mbano, Imo, Nigeria

And I feel so fulfilled to sing this song as I concluded my prayers. Stanza 4 and 5 ministered to my spirit. all the stanzas are captivating.

Thank You Jesus because where Thou be, there Your servants will be. Amen.


Helen

Ushafa, FCT Abuja, Nigeria

This song ministers to me anytime I sing it. Each stanza has its meaning on my life. It makes me rededicate my life to Him, I am always encouraged and reassured in Christ. I thank God I am a believer.


Koffi

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Sang this song over 25 years ago in my local church, and all of a sudden The Holy Spirit drops it back into my spirit and have been meditating on it for the past month. What a blessing.


Manasseh

Maiduguri, Borno/northeast/chibok

A great song a very meaningful and fulfilling one, it uplifted my soul again and again and we sang through in the solemnity of of traumatized city of Maiduguri which suffered under the attacks of the terrorists. God bless every soul with this song.


Adetoun Oyeleke

Oshogbo, Osun, Nigeria

It's one of the songs I love most, it's very heart touchy, I first heard it in my secondary school days when we would sing it on the assembly ground, and so, since then I‘ve been singing it prayerfully especially no 3 "oh, let me hear thee speaking in accents clear and still....." I want God to be speaking to me to guide, instruct n direct me in life. Blessed be the Name of my Lord Jesus!


John Ehimhen

Lagos, Nigeria

What a song of promise.


Onesimus Aiwanfo

Edo State, Nigeria

The first time I have an encounter with this hymn was in 2013 in Ebonyi. I got broken, and every time I sing or hear the song, it just brings me into aligning to the leading of the Lord....

I just want to follow the Lord till the end.

It also a song of awareness and surrender because I get to see the enemy within...

Deliver me from this foe within...

Thank You Jesus.


Anastasia

Lagos, Nigeria

I love this song so much and it help me most times to meditate on the promises of God. Especially verse 5.


Grace Ndegwa

Nairobi, Kenya

I love this song very much esp as I serve God in my day to day calling and at my local church. My prayer is that the Lord will continue to guide me, call me, draw me and uphold me till the end. Amen.


Jean

London

Brought me to tears as I sung this song with my beloved husband in a way that we've never heard it sung before. Holy Spirit it is so great.