11900. I Would Be Like Thee

1 I would be like Thee, Jesus, my Lord,
Gentle and loving, trusting Thy word;
Lowly in spirit, pure in my heart,
Living each day from all evil apart.

Refrain:
I would be like Thee, filled with Thy grace,
Till in Thy beauty, I look on Thy face;
I would be like Thee, lost in Thy love,
I would be like Thee in Heaven above.

2 I would be like Thee, humble in mind,
Growing more earnest, faithful and kind;
Seeking for souls, to save them from sin,
And for Thy kingdom their service to win. [Refrain]

3 I would be like Thee, speaking the truth,
Giving my life to God in my youth;
Listening for Thy message to me,
Spending my best days in working for Thee. [Refrain]

4 I would be like Thee, when I am tried,
Crushing out sin, temptation and pride;
All Thy commandments would I obey,
Learning Thy will, Thee to follow alway. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I would be like Thee, Jesus, my Lord
Title: I Would Be Like Thee
Author: W. A. Schell (1913)
Refrain First Line: I would be like Thee, filled with Thy grace
Language: English
Source: Great Revival Hymns No. 2 by Homer A.Rodeheaver and Bentley D. Ackley (Chicago: Rodeheaver Company, 1913)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [I would be like Thee, Jesus, my Lord]
Composer: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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