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.
Danny Mulyata

Lusaka, Zambia

Indeed my Lord You ought to be near me as I walk in this earthly life.

Osamudiamwen Enabulele

Benin, Edo, Nigeria

On my way to church for COVENANT HOURS OF PRAY... an early morning prayer session... this song came into my spirit as I was praying in the Holy Ghost..

Joseph Asoh

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

As I knelt down to pray this evening, this hymn just filled my heart. I sang it to usher me into God's presence!


Nairobi, Kenya

As I got to pray this morning this hymn came to mind. A hymn of total commitment to God as I serve Him this year.


Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Woke up this morning with this hymn in my spirit, browse it out for the complete lyrics and I'm so blessed. Thank You Jesus for grace to follow duly.


Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria

A song to start with in a new year, to rededicate and re-commit to God.

Ojo Victoria

Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Before I went to bed last night, I kept humming the part of the song that I know off hand as I don't know the full lyrics off hand. Again, after prayer this morning, the song came back, I checked my SS&S but it's not there then, I got it here.

The last stanza(5) has really given me full assurance of His Presence, Guide and Direction...

Priscilla Hartins

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

This morning as I was going through my devotion and meditating over my trials and troubles this song came to my spirit and I had to search for it and thank God I found it here. The words of this song will I carve on the plate of my heart. Glory to God for the rich and healing words expressed in it.

Emmanuel Eguakhide

Lagos, Nigeria

This piece fills me with God's presence and it reassures of life with God up above.


Kansas, United States

After days of distress I woke this morning to the words of this song in my mind. I wanted to write down all of the words - to put where I can see them, to encourage me in the days ahead. Thank You Father, for bringing this song to me from my childhood. Your Spirit stays close and sustains me.