O Jesus, I have promised
O Jesus, I have promised To serve thee to the end: Be thou for ever 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.
O let me feel thee near me: The world is ever near; I see the sights that dazzle, the temptating sounds I hear; My foes are ever near me, Around me and within; But, Jesus, draw thou near, And shield my soul from sin.
O let me hear thee speaking In accents clear and still, Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will; O speak to reassure me, To hasten or control; O speak, and make me listen, thou guedian 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: O give me grace to follow, My master and my Friend.
O let me see thy foot-marks, And in them plant mine own; My hope to follow duly Is in thy strength alone: O guide me, call me, draw me. Uphold me to the end; And then in heaven receive me. My Saviour and my friend.