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O to Be More Like Jesus

O to be more like Jesus, Jesus who died for me

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [O to be more like Jesus - Jesus who died for me]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O to be more like Jesus—Jesus who died for me,
This is my heart’s great longing, this is my earnest plea.
Simply to be like Jesus—patient, and kind, and true;
Fill’d with His love, sent from above,
Then I His works would do.

More, more like Jesus
I would ever grow;
More of His love—constantly prove—
More of His likeness show.

2 O to be more like Jesus—more of His likeness bear;
E’en tho’ the world forsake Him I would His burden share.
After the pain and sorrow, there shall be sweet release,
Then to abide close to His side,
Ever to dwell in peace. [Refrain]

3 Yes, I would be like Jesus—like Him in word and deed;
Seeking some other’s comfort, filling another’s need,
Comforting those in sorrow—heavy in heart and sad,
Then they would see Jesus in me,
And He would make them glad. [Refrain]

4 Hear me, O blessed Saviour, answer my earnest plea,
Help me to be more humble, patient, and kind, like Thee.
Help me to win the lost ones, back to the narrow way—
Help me to prove, more of Thy love—
Dwelling in Thee each day. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #126

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O to be more like Jesus, Jesus who died for me
Title: O to Be More Like Jesus
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: More, more like Jesus I would ever be
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Convention Hymns selected from Sunday School Melodies #d39

Convention Hymns Selected from Sunday School Melodies #d45

Hymns of Worship and Praise #d94

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Sermons in Song No. 2 #11

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Sermons in Song No. 3 #165

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Sunday School Hymns No. 1 #111

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Sunday School Melodies #121

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The Kingdom of Praise #126

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The New Canadian Hymnal #396

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The New Canadian Hymnal #396

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