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Into his image to grow

Into his image to grow

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Into His image to grow]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Into His image to grow
Ever my purpose shall be,
Who from the courts of the sky
Came as a ransom for me;
Like as a servant He came,
Bearing my guilt and my shame;
Bearing my burden of woe;
Loving and suffering so!

Loving and suffering so,
Loving and suffering so!
Bearing my burden of woe,
Loving and suffering so.

2 Into His image to grow,
Ever resembling Him more,
As in His footsteps I tread;
Seeking the heavenly shore;
Yea, I will earnestly plead,
Plead to be like Him indeed,
Who, upon Calvary’s tree,
Purchased salvation for me.

Purchased salvation for me,
Purchased salvation for me,
Who, upon Calvary’s tree,
Purchased salvation for me.

3 Into His image to grow,
Out of the likeness of sin;
Trusting, thro’ merits of His,
Glory eternal to win;
Perfect in faith and in love,
Meet for His kingdom above;
This the dear wish of my soul,
Now to be perfectly whole.

Perfect in faith and in love,
Meet for His kingdom above;
This the dear wish of my soul,
Now to be perfectly whole.

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #10

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Into his image to grow
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Copyright: Public Domain

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Praise and Promise #12

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Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #96

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s96

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The Gospel Chorus #10

The Lily #d43

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