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.
Barr. Ime Umofiah

Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

I used to sing this song in my school days but I never really appreciated the benefits derivable from it.

Today, I overhead a nearby Church sing it and had to Google the lyrics.

I have sang all through and I feel reconnected to my Creator. The wordings are exceptionally helpful in drawing me nearer to God.

I'll make it my daily song, particularly when I'm faced with the woes of life.

To God be the glory!

Ibrahim Onyekachi Abduali

Kaduna, Nigeria

A soulful song. Helps to refocus one when issues of life tries to shift you from service to the Lord.

Foster Odor Anthony

Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria

The song is a very powerful and consecrated song...


South Africa

The song is not just any song. The words are powerful. Lord Jesus, keep me to the end.

Olurounbi Ezekiel

Ibadan, OYO, Nigeria

I know the hymn in my local language, so I have to google to get its English version.

I like the tune and wordings of the hymn.

It really expresses my heart desires.

Thank God for the hymn.

Rebecca Mitovich

Chillicothe, Ohio, United States

This hymn has been with me all week, but I couldn't remember all the words so had to look them up. There is so much reality and power in these words that I want to sing it each morning to start my day. Praise the Lord!

Zipporah Muhinda

Kampala, Uganda

Today I woke up singing this hymn until I had to google the lyrics and sing it whole before I did my devotion.

"Oh Jesus I have have promised to serve you till the end."❤🙏

Rita Ohiagu

Lagos, Nigeria

I am a sinner but God's Grace kept me and bless me everyday of my life. pls this lyrics is more powerful I realized than when we sing in church or school. Am terribly sorry my God. guide me towards your light let me see it again I promise

Michael Ibitoye

Lagos, Nigeria

I can't but Sing this Hymn. So powerful, whenever I sing it, it connects me back to The Almighty, whenever my soul is fading away.

Oh Jesus Christ, give me the grace to follow you to the end.

Rose Derek

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

very nice hymn