Like Jesus

I want to be like Jesus, so lowly and so meek (Whittemore)

Author: W. Meynell Whittemore
Published in 87 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I want to be like Jesus,
All gentle, pure, and mild;
His seal upon my forehead,
And owned as his dear child:
My heart so weak and sinful,
All changed by grace divine,
And all my life to serve him,
And ever call him mine.

I want to be like Jesus,
The gentle, pure, and mild;
To do and live like Jesus,
And ever be his child.

2 I want to be like Jesus,
To make each passing day,
With deeds of love and mercy,
Or cheer some lonely way;
Speak gentle words of counsel,
Avoid each secret sin,
And to my precious Saviour,
The lost ones seek to win. [Chorus]

3 I want to live like Jesus,
Whose words with love were fraught;
I want to find his favor,
By him be truly taught;
Oh, then, I'm sure that ever
His hand will guide me on,
Until the heavenly portals,
And glory, shall be won. [Chorus]

Source: The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #120

Author: W. Meynell Whittemore

Whittemore, William Meynell, Editor of Sunshine, Rector of St. Katherine Cree, London, is the author of "I want to be like Jesus " (Early Piety), in his Infant Altar, 1842; and "We won't give up the Bible" (Holy. Scriptures), 1839. The form of the latter in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, is a revision by Bp. John Gregg. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: I want to be like Jesus, so lowly and so meek (Whittemore)
Title: Like Jesus
Author: W. Meynell Whittemore
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Jesus, wholly thine
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Colored Sacred Harp, Third Revised edition #91a

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