Scripture Verse

I have given you an example. John 13:15

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Charles H. Ga­bri­el, in Tri­um­phant Songs No. 4, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1894), num­ber 7. Some hym­nals show the ly­ri­cist as Char­lotte G. Hom­er, one of Ga­bri­el’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: George H. Cros­by (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cros­by (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Thro’ all the changing scenes of life,
I want to be more like Jesus!
In strength or weakness, peace or strife,
I want to be more like Jesus!

Refrain

More, more like Jesus, I would ever be;
More, more like Jesus,
I want to be more like Jesus.

As from His word I daily read,
I want to be more like Jesus!
For grace and patience is my need,
I want to be more like Jesus!

Refrain

When crosses weigh my spirit down,
I want to be more like Jesus!
And when, by faith, I view my crown,
I want to be more like Jesus!

Refrain

When by temptations tossed about,
I want to be more like Jesus!
When sinking in the sea of doubt,
I want to be more like Jesus!

Refrain

While I can sing, my song shall be:
I want to be more like Jesus!
And thro’ a long eternity,
I want to be more like Jesus!

Refrain