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.
Julie Shaw Champagne


My song of songs. My heartfelt song as a child and still speaks volumes to me today.


Lusaka, Zambia

I absolutely love this hymn...learnt it some 30 years ago and it still resonates.

Nidge Tucker

Harleston, Suffolk, United Kingdom

This is my Favourite Hymn from my Childhood it always filled my heart with Joy, Would Love to know how easy it would be to transpose this to a Ukulele.

Thank you for posting. Bless you.


Raleigh, NC, United States

Powerful hymn. I learnt it when I was young. Now in 50's the Holy Spirit has just reminded of it.

Jill Moses

Trinidad And Tobago

I sang this hymn as a child. I am 62 years old. I've set out to dedicate these next two days as special time with God. As I sat down, this hymn just came to mind. The words express my heart - the hope, promises, love. What an explosive place to begin transactions with our Lord! Tears came to my eyes as I read the comments of others.

Sarah Anne

Ochtrup, Munster, Germany

I know this by another tune, remember it from sunday school, now 73yrs. words are so beautifull. Bless Hymnal.Net. so Blessed since I found this link. and encouraged by all my sisters and brothers across the world. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amen.

Elijah Precious

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

I love singing this hymn to renew my commitment to God. God bless the writer.

Marizu Veronica

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

This hymn is so inspiring, spiritually rededicating my life back to my Master and Saviour, also drawing strength to follow Him and to faithful serve Him to the end. I pledge my allegiance to the Lord Jesus till my life ends.

Evangelist Dupe Opata

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

To God be the glory for the great things He has done! Thank God for the inspiration of the song to rededicate my life to Christ in the land of the living! I receive grace to serve Him to the end in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen! God is reminding us to cliff unto Him in all! Stay blessed!

Akeodi Ali

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

I love this song. It has ministered to me since childhood.

Oh Jesus give me grace to serve Thee till the end.