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.
Fadipe Gbenga John

Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria

I was just thinking about life and just realised all there is, is God. I also come to the realization that not until I humble myself and surrender all struggles, fear, worries and doubts to him, there's little He can do. Just to give him my all first and every other things in Christ follows. Matt 6:33

Nwikpugi Josephine Barine

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with the song bubbling in my spirit and I remember that I can do nothing without Him, He alone can keep us from falling, preserve, sustain and present us fault less before His glory. So it is needful both as song and prayer in our daily walk with our Master and friend.


Lagos, Ikeja, Nigeria

Every verse of this hymn is a prayer, and because of that this hymn need to be sung every day. May God continue to be our guide.

Oso Opeyemi Ebenezer

Lagos, Agege, Nigeria

This hymn I always sing whenever I feel so down and depressed. Thanks to God for a soul reviving hymn like this.


Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

I was about to pray before bed and needing God's guidance for my every next step and this hymn just came to mind so I searched it up. The words mean a lot :) every verse. My master and my friend.

Chidinma Chikezie

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

This song always motivates me more to serve God.


Abak, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

Wonderful lyrics.

Ojotule J.J

Lokoja, Kogi, Nigeria

"I see the sights that dazzle; the tempting sounds I hear... But Jesus draw thou nearer & shield my soul from sin" Simply powerful.

Isaac Plmer

Delta, Delta State, Nigeria

I was going through something, when I came across where Grace is mentioned, then the Hymn came in my mind, thank You Lord for GRACE.

Victor Onipede

Ado Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria