I Want to Be Like Jesus

I have one deep, supreme desire

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: IVES (Ives)
Published in 6 hymnals

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Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have one deep, supreme desire
Title: I Want to Be Like Jesus
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I want to be like Jesus
Copyright: © 1945. renewal 1973 by Lillenas Publishing Co.



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Rejoice Hymns #449


The Celebration Hymnal #550

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #400

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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