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To Be More Like Jesus

Representative Text

1 ’Tis only through suffering true life I may gain;
We find richest joy through the deepest of pain…
It’s not by our merit, but by His grace we grow
To be more like Jesus and more of Him know.

Refrain:
More like my Jesus, this is my goal—
May zeal for the Gospel e’er grip my soul.

2 It’s not through great riches I gain my reward
Nor pleasing mere man for fear of the sword;
Instead I must conquer by God’s power divine,
And if I am faithful, Heav’n’s glories are mine. [Refrain]

3 Lord Jesus, I love Thee, Thou showest the way;
Thou leadest from darkness to brightness of day!
Oh, ne’er shall I leave Thee, for faithful Thou art!
Thou art my true Conqueror, the Love of my heart! [Refrain]

4 Soon I shall be with Thee, my hand joined in Thine,
My labors completed—Thy joy shall be mine;
Then how can I serve Thee if I cannot die
For my Savior’s sake until I have come nigh?

My life I offer, Lamb that was slain!
So I may gain Heaven through suffering and pain

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8159

Author: Rebecca E. Lee

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Text Information

First Line: ’Tis only through suffering true life I may gain
Title: To Be More Like Jesus
Author: Rebecca E. Lee (2014)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: More like my Jesus, this is my goal
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

HIDING IN THEE (Sankey)

Ira David Sankey (b. Edinburgh, PA, 1840; d. Brooklyn, NY, 1908) composed HIDING IN THEE (also known as SANKEY) and first published it in Welcome Tidings (1887), compiled by Lowry, Doane (PHH 473), and Sankey. It was set to the text "O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher than I." The four lines of HIDIN…

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