O Jesus, I have promised

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Julie Lambe

Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

I woke this morning with these beautiful words on my mind. How wonderful is Jesus that I can call Him and profess that He is my Saviour and my Friend. Thank You Jesus, I love You.


Cyril Cyril

Etobicoke, ON, Canada

Like the previous.


Roy Savery

Tatsfield, Kent, United Kingdom

I felt pulled by God to start my quiet time praying O Jesus I Have promised.

A most beautiful start to my day with Jesus. Wow.

Thank You Father.


Olawale Okubote

Enugu, Nigeria

Wow! It's a spirit filled song. Kings college lagos chapel was the place I felt the impact of this hymn. God bless the writer.


Sam Bannerman-Martin

London, Hounslow, Middlesex, United Kingdom

I'm at work at the moment then this song came into mind. When I was a kid in Ghana my late parents used to have morning devotion and this is one of the we used to sing. I m now 60 years and these prayers we used to have has help me all through life and I have also passed it on to my children. Trust In The Lord and He will never fail you. Shalom.


Debo Johnson

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I was at CMS Grammar School Lagos in the 70's, and this back then was one of our favoured songs. I woke up this morning singing it right from my soul. Bless You LORD.


Angela

Sussex, United Kingdom

I awoke in the night in deep anxiety and fear. I prayed. I awoke again with this song in my heart. JOY! Thank You Jesus, I'll sing with You Lord.


Jam

Houston, Texas, United States

This song is awesome!!


Sir Gordon Ekeugo

Enugu, Nigeria

A song of promise to serve the Almighty God. I am in love with the lyrics. Help me oh God to keep my promise to serve You to the end. Amen.


OBN

Maryland, United States

I learnt this sweet song when I was a little girl, let me say around 14 years old. Any time I sing this song, I imagine myself resting my head on the Lord's shoulder making a promise to serve Him until the end. Dear Lord, Pls held me to keep this promised. Amen.