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. 

O 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. 

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.