O Jesus I Have Promised

O Jesus I have promised

O Jesus I have promised
To serve you to the end;

Remain forever near me,
My Savior and my Friend:

I shall not fear life’s struggles
If you are by my side;

Nor wander from the pathway
If you will be my guide.

O let me hear you speaking
In accents clear and still,

Above the storms of passion,
The murmurs of self-will!

O speaks to reassure me,
To hasten or control!

O speak, and make me listen,
O guardian of my soul!

O Jesus, you have promised
To all who follow you

That where you are in glory
Your servant shall be, too;

And, Jesus, I have promised
To serve you to the end;

O give me grace to follow
My Savior and my Friend.