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Christ-likeness

What wonderful, wonderful mercy is this

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [What wonderful, wonderful mercy is this]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What wonderful, wonderful mercy is this!
God wants us to be like him here;
In love and in purity like as he is,
God wants us to be like him here.

Refrain:
Wonderful! ’tis wonderful!
That mortals his likeness should bear;
Yet this is his will for you and for me,
God wants us to be like him here.

2 “Be holy (said Jesus,) for holy am I,”
God wants us to be like him here;
And grace all sufficient will freely supply,
God wants us to be like him here.

3 With love that endureth, and hopeth all things,
God wants us to be like him here;
And faith which in trial triumphantly sings,
God wants us to be like him here. [Refrain]

4 See millions now struggling in sin’s awful night,
God wants us to be like him here;
That we may win many from darkness to light,
God wants us to be like him here. [Refrain]

5 O penitent brother, get under the blood,
God wants us to be like him here;
There’s wonderful virtue in Calvary’s flood,
We all may become like him here. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #20

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What wonderful, wonderful mercy is this
Title: Christ-likeness
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Wonderful, 'tis wonderful

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Christian Hymns #d353

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Songs of Christian Service #90

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #42

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The Old Story in Song #20

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