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 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 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;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.