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[O to be like Thee! Blessed Redeemer]

[O to be like Thee! Blessed Redeemer]

Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick
Published in 60 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
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Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [O to be like Thee! Blessed Redeemer]
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick
Meter: D
Incipit: 13555 67153 13533
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Lorenz's Organ Album No. 80: Three-staff Voluntaries for the Church Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1979) pp. 44
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 42 Number 4 April 1979: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1979) pp. 44

Piano Solo

  • The Complete Worship Suites: 18 Expressive Suites Arranged for Solo Piano Correlated with Scriptural Themes
    Composer/Editor Victor Labenske
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2009) pp. 8
  • Hold the Fort: Advanced Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Rebecca Bonam
    Published By: SoundForth (2007) pp. 30
  • My Jesus, I Love Thee: Devotional Hymns for the Journey of Faith
    Composer/Editor Victor Labenske
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2007) pp. 34
  • Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1985) pp. 21


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #761
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5353
Text: O to Be Like Thee!
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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50 Favorites #34

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #761

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #449

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #624

Himnos de la Iglesia #220

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Hymns of Faith #402

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #499

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #397

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Redemption Hymnal #412

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Rejoice Hymns #450

Sacred Selections for the Church #255

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #291

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Sing Joyfully #403


Small Church Music #1286

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #320

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The Celebration Hymnal #551

The Christian Life Hymnal #470


The Cyber Hymnal #5353

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #387


Timeless Truths #436

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Worship and Service Hymnal #52

Worship His Majesty #405

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #391

Include 37 pre-1979 instances
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