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.
Amos Kimani

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.

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.


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. 🙏

Abraham Akpojabor

Lagos, Nigeria

This is my sincere prayer oh Lord, I want to be like thee, I want to talk like thee, I want to act like thee, I want to see like you see oh Lord.

Temitope Agbi

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Father, stamp your image deep on our hearts that the world may see Jesus in us.

Dick Barber

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

How dear it is to read responses from brothers and sisters from distant places to this song. It is a wonderful prayer to sing or to speak to our Father, and it is also His goal that we should be like His Son. Such a humbling and encouraging thought! Amen.

Pastor Okpube

Agbani, Enugu, Nigeria

What a wonderful song!

Omokaro Stephen

Nigeria, FCT, Nigeria

Heart touching

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.