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.

Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

... Oh, speak to reassure me,

To hasten, or control;...

Hymn of trust, help and assurance. I got an encouragement once again that He is able and will guide me through all my decisions, especially one that I am now making.

What a solace!

Celestine Omololu

Ijebu Ode, Ogun, Nigeria

I woke up thinking about this song. Im so blessed to go through this morning


United Kingdom

A wonderful hymn, so full of truth and promise. I thank God for inspiring J Bode the writer with words as relevant today as when he first penned them. I’m so thankful that seven decades ago,

I sang this hymn in school assemblies and was drawn to Jesus through it. Alas, todays young people no longer have that blessing as Christian worship in school rarely exists. Maranatha - Come Lord Jesus.

Igbatim Maxwell Torver

Gboko, Benue, Nigeria

This song really did alot in my life while in today's service

Henriettis Ngum

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Just love this hymn so much 💕

Speak greatly of the Lord love and promise to them that love Him👑🎵

Ola Igbekele

Jos, Nigeria

We sang this song on my school Assembly this morning and it did ministered to my soul. Lord I pray you help stay focus to make to the end.


Accra, Ghana

I woke up this morning wit this song sounding within my spirit. Just couldn't help but look up the lyrics and sing it out. O, what blessedness.

Richard Sitati

Nairobi, Kenya

The hymn is a great inspiration for the seeker travailing alone striving to break off from the enticing world. The pathway of spirit is unfamiliar and unknown. It is only the silent accents and murmurs that are the signage. It rings in my heart with tenderness unknown in the world. What a joy , what a gift for the times of trial !

Lindiwe Dube

Ajax, ON, Canada

What a blessing! We used to sing this hymn in primary school almost 30 years ago. I feel it in my soul now, just like I did way back then! Such wonderful lyrics.

Pastor Senzo Mkwananzi

Lusaka, Zambia

I will never have enough of this hymn. It serves as external energy & strength when my inner strength fails.

God bless the writer.