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 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.


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.


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.


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.