More holy would I be

O to be gentle and holy

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [O to be gentle and holy]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O to be gentle and holy,
Blessed Redeemer like thee,
O that mine eyes may be opened,
More of the beauty to see.
O to be gentle and holy,
Daily thine image to bear,
Then from the wiles of the temper
I shall be safe in thy care.

Holy, more holy,
O still would I be,
Fill with thy Spirit,
And draw me closer to thee.

2 O to be gently and holy,
Patient, submissive and meek,
Tender, forgiving and watchful,
Only thy glory to seek,
Toiling but never repining,
Faithfully bearing my part,
Jesus my blessed Redeemer,
This is the pray’r of my heart. [Refrain]

3 O to be gently and holy,
Always abounding in love,
Looking away to the mansion
Thou art preparing above.
Counting each trial a blessing,
Trusting whatever befall,
This is my earnest endeavor,
Jesus my Refuge, my all. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #32

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: O to be gentle and holy
Title: More holy would I be
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Holy, more holy, O still would I be
Copyright: Public Domain



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