O to be like Thee

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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.
  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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O to be like Thee! full of compassion,
Loving, forgiving, tender and kind,
Helping the helpless, cheering the fainting,
Seeking the wand’ring sinners to find.
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O to be like Thee! lowly in spirit,
Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
Willing to suffer, others to save.
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O to be like Thee! Lord, I am coming,
Now to receive th’ anointing divine;
All that I am and have I am bringing;
Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine.
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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 for a life which Thou wouldst approve.
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John Genoese

Millerton, New York, United States

This hymn has been with me for almost 40 years now, almost back to the very outset of my journey with Jesus.

This hymn is my heart’s cry.

For years all I could remember of it was “Stamp thine own image deep on my heart”. Oh the joy of finding it here in entirety!!!!!!

Thank You Precious Lord!!!!

Love to all!


Ayo

Nigeria

It is a song, I constantly come back to

To be like Jesus is the destiny that God created us for- created in His image and likeness

We lost it at the garden of Eden

But Jesus came to restore that image and likeness of God

But unlike in the beginning where Adam was full grown image of God

When we believe on the Lord Jesus and His works on the cross

We terminate the image of the flesh that we carried since birth

And

The life of God enters into us but

AS A SEED

it is this seed that we must nurture through the Word and Holy Spirit so that it would grow like a Baby grows into maturity of the likeness of its parents

The truth is we have been restored into that this mage

We allow this to grow, by surrendering to the Word of God and yielding to the Holy Spirit daily


Velma

St Catherine, Jamaica

This is my daily prayer this is the cry if my heart..... To be more like Jesus. It's so very difficult but I keep praying


Moses

Abuja, Nigeria

This song was carefully crafted and spiritually inspired. When we reflect the image of God in our individual lives, the world will be a little better than it is today. May God stamp his image in our lives today.


Anonymous

Arlington, TX, United States

While enjoying this hymn, was thinking”how can we be like Him? How can we express Him? ” Yes, the last line of chorus says “stamp Thine own image deep on my heart. ” But how does that happen? I realize when I allow the Lord to make His home deep down in my heart, by allowing Him to rule and reign in me, when I am headed up in Him in all things great and small, His image is stamped deep on my heart! Come make Your home deep down in my heart


Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

Oh Lord Jesus we are pleading that make us like Thee


Anamalu

Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria

Lord to be like is all my daily cry, ful of compassion, loving, forgiving,

Its only when I am like u that I can forgive the people that offended.

Grant me Grace to seek the wanderers sinners to as to save them.


Jake Jacobson

Kalamazoo, MIchigan, United States

To aspire to be like Jesus is a very good thing! He was tempted in all points like as we yet without sin. His desire was to be like His and our Father God! So thankful that we have the Holy Spirit’s help in our journey. May His Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven. Us being like Jesus will hasten that along.


Chibuike

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Lord Jesus, cast Thine own image into our deepest being. Let the resonance of our lives reflect Thine glory;

Make us one with Thee;

Make us one with Thee, Lord...

This is my passionate heart cry😭


Moses Okoh

Lagos, Nigeria

Prayer of the day is to be like our Master Jesus Christ and to be with him in Heaven Above. 🙏

Second Timothy 4:22 says, "The Lord be with your spirit." This Lord is the life-giving Spirit. When we pray and petition before the Lord, the Spirit comes into our spirit and dwells in us forever. Furthermore, He is waiting for us to love Him. He takes possession of us whenever we say, "Lord Jesus, I love You." The more we love Him, the more we are possessed by Him. The last stanza of Hymns, #398 says, "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 for a life which Thou wouldst approve." That we live a life approved by the Lord means that we take the Lord's mind as our mind, take the Lord's emotion as our emotion, and take the Lord's will as our will. We also take the Lord's love, light, holiness, and righteousness as our love, light, holiness, and righteousness. The Lord and we, we and the Lord, are completely one. We are just the same as He is. For to us, to live is Christ.