O! to be like thee, blessed Redeemer
O! to be like thee, blessed Redeemer. Thomas O. Chisholm* (1866-1960).
Three of Chisholm’s many hymns became very popular. This is the third, in addition to ‘Great is thy faithfulness’* and ‘Living for Jesus, a life that is true’*. It was published in The Young People’s Hymnal: adapted to the use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, Prayer Meetings, and Revivals (Nashville, Tennessee, 1897), edited by James Atkins, W.D. Kirkland, and William J. Kirkpatrick*. It had a refrain and five stanzas. The refrain was:
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.
The stanzas were...
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