Scripture Verse

Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: W. A. Schell, in Great Re­vi­val Hymns No. 2, ed­it­ed by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver & Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ro­de­hea­ver Com­pa­ny, 1913), num­ber 18.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Schell’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I would be like Thee, Jesus, my Lord,
Gentle and loving, trusting Thy word;
Lowly in spirit, pure in my heart,
Living each day from all evil apart.

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I would be like Thee, filled with Thy grace,
Till in Thy beauty, I look on Thy face;
I would be like Thee, lost in Thy love,
I would be like Thee in Heaven above.

I would be like Thee, humble in mind,
Growing more earnest, faithful and kind;
Seeking for souls, to save them from sin,
And for Thy kingdom their service to win.

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I would be like Thee, speaking the truth,
Giving my life to God in my youth;
Listening for Thy message to me,
Spending my best days in working for Thee.

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I would be like Thee, when I am tried,
Crushing out sin, temptation and pride;
All Thy commandments would I obey,
Learning Thy will, Thee to follow alway.

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