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.
Emeka Okafor

Port Harcourt, River, Nigeria

This Hymn blesses me everyday I sing it, to give my unflinching allegiance to my Lord Jesus, and to ask for spiritual help in specific times of need.


Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

This hymn is so lovely and relevant to the daily struggles with self, life and discipleship. ".. In accents clear and stillabove the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will..."

Roger Cheme

Jalingo, Taraba, Nigeria

Am so bless by this hymn, it's always remind that without the Lord Jesus am nothing, be my guide Lord because the tempting sound is everywhere.


Started singing at work and found it online.

Great song of dedication

Courage Ekoh

Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

I'm always blessed by this hymn whenever I sing it.

Lilian Rague

Nairobi, Kenya

Woke up with this hymn in my heart and the words have really ministered to me. Oh draw me nearer Lord, as the world is always near. Oh Speak and let me hear thee, my Saviour and my Friend. What a reality, what a present truth! Thank you Jesus!

Prince Don

Lagos, Nigeria

Am highly blessed with this song.

Thank you Jesus.


Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

This song just saved me from a demonic attack. I thank God for the gift of life.

Judith Hooper

Chester, United Kingdom

This is my song of restoration at all times.

Linda Becker

Surrey, BC, Canada

This was just what I needed this morning. Lord keep me on the pathway with You.