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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Linda Fern

Boilings Springs, NC, United States

Meditating on the holiness and purity of our Most Holy God this morning, faithful in all things. ‘Make me a temple meet for Thy dwelling, fit for a life which Thou wouldst approve. ”


Celia

Jamaica

Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart....


Rosalie

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

The Lord reminded me of this hymn. Oh to be like thee Lord


Sherry Hill

This song came to me at the beginning of my devotions this morning. May these words always be impressed upon my mind and this song my daily testimony !!!


Stephen Bellingham

Irvine, CA, United States

The Lord reminded me of this hymn this morning. Lord Jesus, may we be more like you each day. Thank you Lord Jesus!


Irede

Lagos, Nigeria

Preparing a message and the hymn dropped in my heart. Left the message to look for it and listen to it played.

I've been ministered to again. May we come to the FULLNESS of Christ Jesus in our lives in Jesus name. God bless


Anonymous

I once felt like Christ but now am as worldly as the sinners I once preached to😔. Lord I still desire to be like you. holy and perfect


Shannon Nugent

Dewey, Arizona, United States

God reminded me of this song while I was meditating on 1 John 3:2-3💜🙏


Prince Chinecherem Ogbonna

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

Oh to be like Jesus is my burning heart desire. I love the Lord with all my heart. I pray for grace to be like Jesus every day. I want men to see and hear Jesus through my lifestyle. Oh Lord help me.


Shea

Eureka, MO, United States

Yes it's our heart's desire. 🌹♥️

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.