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.
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.

Lydia Michael

Jimeta, Adamawa, Nigeria

Just this morning as I was working the song came to my mind and started humming it, gradually fees lyrics started cos I can't remember when last I sang it. Father thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to hear from you.

Mary Ann Bryant

Laurel, Mississippi, United States

Today on my 74th Birthday as I was meditating very early on Psalm 51 and God’s multitude of tender mercies to me, the Spirit brought this hymn to mind as my prayer was from this day forward to focus on the soon coming of our Lord Jesus’s coming! Every word of every verse was soothing and strength to my soul to meet this goal of living and serving Christ with a sense of urgency.

Juliana Ahunanya

London, United Kingdom

The song is lovely and inspirational

Nigel Smith

Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States

Woke this morning with a heavy heart. Started to search for hymns I had sung as a chorister in UK some 60 years ago. Found this and cried. How I wish I had kept the words with me all those years. Thank you Lord for reminding me.

Emediong Aaron

Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

This song has been a piece of inspiration to me. God bless the composer.