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More Like Thee

Jesus, Savior, great example

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Tune: [Jesus, Savior, great Example]
Published in 27 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Savior, great Example,
Pattern of all purity,
I would follow in thy footsteps,
Daily growing more like thee.

More like thee, more like thee;
Savior, this my constant prayer shall be—
Day by day, where'er I stay,
Make me more and more like thee.

2 Lest I wander from thy pathway,
Or my feet move wearily,
Savior, take my hand and lead me,
Keep me steadfast: more like thee. [Refrain]

3 When temptations fiercely lower,
And my shrinking soul would flee,
Change each weakness into power,
Keep me spotless: more like thee. [Refrain]

4 When around me all is darkness,
And thy beauties none may see,
May thy beams, O Glorious Brightness,
In effulgence shine thro' me. [Refrain]

5 When death's cold and chilling finger
Leaves its impress on my brow,
May thy life, within me swelling,
Keep me singing then as now. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #51

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Savior, great example
Title: More Like Thee
Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Refrain First Line: More like thee
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)
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Beulah Songs #63

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Bright Gems #117

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #13

Glorious Tidings #d73

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Gospel Praise Book. #85

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Gospel Praise Book #85

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Grace and Glory #16

Harvest Bells No.2 #d45

Harvest Bells No. 2 #d41

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Joyful Greeting #66

Prayer and Praise Book #d80

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d216

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Songs of Joy and Gladness #26

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Songs of Triumph [with Supplement] #a27

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Songs of Triumph #27

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Sunday School Songs #49

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d427

The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d183

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #51

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d203

The Crowning Triumph #d62

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The Emory Hymnal #120

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The Helper in Sacred Song #79

The True Principles of the Science of Music #d17

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Welcome Tidings #62

Wreath of Praise #d55

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