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Oh, to Be Like Thee!
Words by Thomas O. Chisholm
Music by William J. Kirkpatrick

Exodus 15:11
"Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee,
glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?"

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          O to be like Thee! blessed Redeemer,
          This is my constant longing and prayer;
          Gladly I'll forfeit all of earth's treasures,
          Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear.

            Chorus
            O to be like Thee!  O to be like Thee,
            Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
            Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
            Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

          O to be like Thee! full of compassion,
          Loving, forgiving, tender and kind,
          Helping the helpless, cheering the faining,
          Seeking the wand'ring sinner to find.

            Chorus
            O to be like Thee!  O to be like Thee,
            Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
            Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
            Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

          O to be like Thee! lowly in spirit,
          Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
          Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
          Willing to suffer others to save.

            Chorus
            O to be like Thee!  O to be like Thee,
            Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
            Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
            Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

          O to be like Thee! Lord, I am coming,
          Now to receive anointing diving;
          All that I am and have I am bringing,
          Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine.

            Chorus
            O to be like Thee!  O to be like Thee,
            Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
            Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
            Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

          O to be like Thee! while I am pleading,
          Pour out Thy Spirit, fill with Thy love;
          Make me a temple meet for Thy dwelling,
          Fit me for life and Heaven above

            Chorus
            O to be like Thee!  O to be like Thee,
            Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
            Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
            Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.


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