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.

Bronx, New York, United States

This song came to my memory. Not heard anymore. My prayer is for "God to stamp His image in my heart"

Linda McKendry


This old hymn came to my heart too as I found myself thinking... O, to be like Him... Jesus, Yeshua! We are born originals, so don't want to die a copy... except of Jesus! As much as possible...

Olu Ogunlana

Upper Marlboro, MD, United States

O to be like thee hymn has been my heart desire ever since l accepted Christ Amy personal Savior. I want to be like Him in my daily Christian walk.

Ifeoma Obiekwe

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

O to be like Jesus is d deepest longing of my heart so all I am and all I have I lay down at His feet.

Gayle Asche

Eugene, OR, United States

This long really expresses my heart.

Yuri Reyes

stamp Thine own image deep in my heart

Majorie Weston-Whyte


My greatest and only desire is to be like Jesus, and to have my family and grandchildren serve Him with the whole heart. May the God of grace and mercy, shower His blessings upon us all who're called by His name, as we rest with Him on this His Holy Day Of Rest the (SABBATH)

Judy Millican

Red Oak, Texas, United States

My Abba brought this beautiful hymn to my ❤ this morning. To be more like my Savior, the great desire of my heart; to have my children and grandchildren adore Him, also my great longing. God bless and protect my brothers and sisters in Christ around this troubled world. amen


Carolina, Puerto Rico

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. ”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Jjm Rajan

Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Dear Saints, Very nice to sing....

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.