O To Be Like Thee

Great Master,
teach us with Your skillful hand;
Let not the music that is in us die!
Great Sculptor, hew and polish us;
Nor let hidden and lost,
Your form within us lie!
- Horatius Bonar -

O to be like Thee! blessèd 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! full of compassion,
Loving, forgiving, tender and kind,
Helping the helpless, cheering the fainting,
Seeking the wandering sinner 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 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 me for life and Heaven above.

O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee,
Blessèd Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.
- Thomas O. Chisholm -

For we are his workmanship, 
created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
- Ephesians 2:10 -

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 -

We are to daily "put on Christ"
- His love and character -
even as we put on our garments.

But put ye on the LORD Jesus Christ, 
and make not provision for the flesh, 
to fulfil the lusts thereof.
- Romans 13:14 -

Have a blessed and beautiful Lord's Day!


Melanie said...

A sweet post this morning, Stephanie! I love to visit here and read and see your wonderful photos! Have a lovely Sunday.

Regina said...

What a beautiful hymn. When I get home from church today, I'm going to look up the tune so I can listen to it. Thank dear friend and have a blessed Sunday.

CherylQuilts said...

What a truly beautiful post today, Stephanie! I haven't sung that hymn in a long time, and I enjoyed singing it as I read it. Beautiful words of truth, and oh my we desire to be more and more like Him! That is my joy and hope each day! Hugs, precious friend!

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Stephanie! I listened to this lovely hymn on YouTube and then read the history of it on the Internet. I always enjoy your Lord's Day posts. Thank you for sharing!

Lowcarb team member said...

A most fitting post for Sunday ...

All the best Jan

Rose L said...

God's beauty is always around us, we just need to be open to it!

LV said...

Definitely a message we all can use daily. You did an excellent job with this presentation.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful hymn, dear Stephanie, and such pretty pictures that you coordinated with the words. I hope you've had a blessed and joyful Sunday. xxoo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

He is unfailing in His loyalty to steer us on the path of righteousness, isn't He?

I was watching a Youtube video yesterday of an old "acquaintance" whose mother used to come to our church to evangelize, back in the very early 80s. This woman (her daughter) is a singer and missionary, taking over her mother's work. Her speech before she sang changed my life yesterday. Her personal testimony was reminder to me that I may believe in Jesus, but do I LOVE HIM.....huge difference.

Well my friend, enjoy your journey!

cucki said...

Beautiful post
Love you x

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh to be like thee, how I pray that every day! Make me more like you Jesus! Enjoyed the beautiful pictures of your flowers that you shared, sure do love this time of year with all the gorgeous blooms abounding! Have a blessed day my friend :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

'Putting on Christ' - that's a robe I am happy to wear!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh how I want to be more like Jesus always living a life of love for my fellow neighbor and giving forgiveness, I know I don't always get there but am forever asking for God's guidance in my life.
Gorgeous pictures to go with your post!

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