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.

Lancaster, United Kingdom

Just remembered my covenant with God to serve Him to the end (Eccl. 5:5).


Enugu, Nigeria

What a wonderful hymn. I was battling with emotional and psychological issues due to long term cough...after praying this morning. This wonderful hymn came to my mind. What a marvelous God. Thank You Jesus for Your kindness and healing.

Steve Ovedje

Osubi Warri Nigeria, Delta State, Nigeria

My wife taught me this hymn and it stuck from the very first time. I must confess that it's eminently pleasant to sing every morning as it acts as the renewal of my vow to serve God every second of my life. Thank You Jesus!

Georgina Evangelou

London, United Kingdom

I couldn't sleep had so much on my mind - this hymn just came into my head I haven't sung this song for over 45 years, oh how the Holy Spirit leads us. It's 1.30am I couldn't rest until I read all the words so I looked it up - wow I'm in awe with all the comments I have read.

I love You Jesus - yes till the end with Your strength.

Abraham Omamuyovwi Efe

Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria

This hymn inspires me every time my heart reflects on it. Now I know I shall not fear the battle if the Lord is by my side. God bless the writer.

Eze Winner Okechukwu

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Lord Jesus I promise to serve You to the end, Lord Jesus help me to keep and abide to this promise.

Sabaatine Ogo

Lagos, Nigeria

What a song this is. I was struggling spiritually and the this song strengthened me.

O Jesus I have promised to serve Thee to the end. Lord Jesus help me.

Amos Kimani

Nairobi, Nyandarua, Kenya

Praise Him always, sure I have promised serve with all energy and resources until the end. What a glorious life especially life in Church dwelling in oneness.


Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

What a sweet memory! Has been my favorite hymn back then in my secondary school days when I didn't even understand the meaning. God be praised.


Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

What a floodtide of childhood memories! My heart's desire is to finish strong. Thine be the glory, ever conquering Son, my Lord Jesus Christ!