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.