O to be like Thee
|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.
|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.
|O to be like Thee! lowly in spirit,
Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
Willing to suffer, others to save.
|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.
|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.
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.
Nnewi, Anambra, Nigeria
Lord oh to be like thee.. daily , take my heart and make it thy aboard 🙌
Ikotabasi, Akwaibom, Nigeria
Wow what a soul a lifting song pleas Lord Jesus Christ ignite the fire of your love in my heart
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Oh make us like thee Lord
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya
Oh Lord Jesus we are pleading that make us like Thee
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.