#316: O to Be Like Thee

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

O to be like Thee! blessed Redeemer,

This is my constant longing and prayer;

Gladly I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures,

Jesus Thy perfect likeness to wear.

CHORUS

O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee,

Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art!

Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;

Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

2

O to be like Thee! full of compassion,

Loving, forgiving, tender and kind;

Helping the helpless, cheering the fainting,

Seeking the wand’ring sinner to find.

CHORUS

3

O to be like Thee! lowly in spirit,

Holy and harmless, patient and brave,

Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,

Willing to suffer others to save.,

CHORUS

4

O to be like Thee! Lord, I am coming

Now to receive th’annointing divine;

All that I am and have I am bringing —

Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine.

CHORUS

5

O to be like Thee! while i am pleading,

Pour out Thy Spirit, fill with Thy love;

Make me a temple meet for Thy dwelling,

Fit me for life and heaven above.

CHORUS

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