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.
Umeanor Chisom

Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria

So many temptations around Lord help me to stand till the end. Verse 2 and 3.


Cape Elizabeth, ME, United States

A beautiful hymn that moves me to tears at the start of this New Year. I love the quality of recordings on this site. I love reading the comments of brothers and sisters around the world. We are all one in Christ Jesus. I see many comments from Nigeria. This country is largely unknown to me but I feel drawn to it by the knowledge that there are many believers there. There were many evils of the colonial period but how beautiful are the feet of those who brought the Gospel to Nigeria.


I too woke this morning to this song in my spirit. It is a beautiful song of personal commitment to Christ Jesus within my soul. And as such, I shall lead with this vow in our congregational worship later today. Thank You Lord

Bright Loko

Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up to hear this in my spirit today and it does remind me of my vow to follow Him. Help me Master.

Itodo Obu

Makurdi, Benue, Nigeria

This is actually a song of commitment to the Lord

Very inspiring...

Thanks for making it available here


FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Song for the moment to follow through to the end.

Thank you Jesus


Abuja, Nigeria

I have been revived by this song.

Godday Chukunda

Calabar, Rivers State, Nigeria

I thank the Almighty God for his deliverance in my life

Oh Jesus I have promised to serve thee to the End. Amen

Jeanette Krenzin

Hutchinson, Kansas, United States

This hymn came to me very early this morning, a hymn from my childhood. I am 77 years old and during this time of epidemic I need to express these words to God in a a renewed commitment to Him and a prayer for His guidance.

Prince Valentine Eneh

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I love this song much and it is much like a prayer to me