O to be more like Jesus

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1 O to be more like Jesus,
O to have more of His love;
Deep in my heart,
Filling my soul,
From the great heart above.
Jesus came loving and cheering,
Giving the hungry food,
Helping the poor and needy,—
Jesus was kind and good.

More, more like Jesus,
Guiding the sinner above;
Never cease trying,
Living or dying,
Working for God and love.

2 O to be more like Jesus,
Helping the fallen to rise;
Giving a hand,
Bidding to stand,
Firm in the faith we prize.
Cheering the broken hearted,
Wiping away their tears;
Comforting many in sorrow,
Banishing doubts and fears. [Refrain]

3 O to be more like Jesus,
Merciful, loving, and kind;
Leading the way,
Bright’ning the day,
Helping the lame and blind.
Jesus came saving the fallen,
Helping them sin o’ercome;
Rescuing perishing sinners,
Bringing the wayward home. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #60

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

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First Line: O to be more like Jesus
Author: Will L. Thompson
Copyright: Public Domain



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