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.
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.

Chinyere Josephine Amadi

Lagos, Imo, Nigeria

This hymn is a consecretional hymn of total surrender for God to direct and take the lead. It also awaking ones spirit

Dave Smith

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom

Such Wonderful Words. Everytime I Sing it or just Read the words it speaks to me about What a wonderful God we Have who Always keeps His Promises and Encourages me to do Likewise. AMEN.

Solomon Temidayo

Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Anytime I sing this hymn, it always bring tears to my eyes and remind me of my duty as a follower of Jesus Christ. Lord give me the grace to follow you

Stella Hill

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This song is very precious. Thank you Jesus, my saviour!

John Jesse Bahuyak

Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria

This hymn clearly open my heart to the Truth of God's word in Psalm 23 and other convictions.

It with forever be my family anthem.

Glory to Jesus

Harvest Ufuoma

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

This song melts me beyond my control.

O Jesus help me to serve you till the end.

Gladys Odoi

Romeoville, Illinois, United States

I needed to hear a wonderful and powerful message and this song just came to my mind. I know God is watching over me and listening to my prayers. God you are all that I need 🙏🏽

Uchenna Jr

Ebute-Metta, Lagos, Nigeria

This song create so much clouds of emotions, makes heaven real to me, for me it’s an anthem, I don’t imagine what it feels making heaven at last. Hell is not an option, not excusable for anger, hatred and pride. The presence of God alone makes everything possible. Let us not move from here except Yahweh goes before us. Jesus you know I love you. Tears rolling my cheeks as am typing this. I really want to make heaven whatever it takes.