Scripture Verse

Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21

Introduction

Words: Fran­ces J. Hall­green, in Ca­rols of Hope (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1906), page 158.

Music: In­gle­wood Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I would be more like Jesus
Every day;
I would be true and faithful
All the way;
I would know what to sing and
What to say,
I would know how to listen—
How to pray.

Refrain

So I’ll watch and I’ll labor
And I’ll pray;
By His grace I will follow
All the way;
Then with joy I shall meet Him—
Trials o’er—
And with Him reign for ever,
Evermore.

Refrain

I would be kind and gentle,
Meek and mild;
I would be pure and loving—
His dear child;
I would do good to others
As He did
I would shed joy and sunshine,
In Him hid.

Refrain

I would work in His vineyard
Every day;
Patient, trusting, obedient,
Come what may;
I would go where He leads me,
By His grace;
Till in glory I see Him
Face to face.

Refrain