436. Oh! to Be Like Thee

1 Oh! 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.

Refrain:
Oh! to be like Thee, oh! 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 Oh! 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. [Refrain]

3 Oh! to be like Thee, lowly in spirit,
Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
Willing to suffer, others to save. [Refrain]

4 Oh! to be like Thee, Lord, I am coming,
Now to receive th’ anointing divine;
All that I am and have I am bringing,
Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine. [Refrain]

5 Oh! 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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Oh! to be like Thee, blessed Redeemer
Title: Oh! to Be Like Thee
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm (1897)
Meter: 10.9.10.9 D
Scripture: Exodus 15:11
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Oh_to_Be_Like_Thee)
Refrain First Line: Oh! to be like Thee, oh! to be like Thee
Tune Information
Name: [Oh! to be like Thee, blessed Redeemer]
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick
Meter: 10.9.10.9 D
Key: D Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Oh_to_Be_Like_Thee)



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