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Written by Nathan Drake, Thomas O. Chisholm

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O To Be Like Thee Chords
(Capo 5)

              G                 C               G

O to be like Thee, blessed Redeemer,

                   G                 (A)             D

This is my constant longing and prayer.

                   G        C                   G

Gladly I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures

                   D            A               D

Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear.




                    C                            G

     O to be like Thee, O to be like Thee,

                    D/F#           C                      G

     Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art.


     Come in Thy sweetness,


     Come in Thy fullness,

                                     G          D                   G

     Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.



               G               C                 G

O to be like Thee, full of compassion,

             G                (A)               D

Loving, forgiving, tender and kind,

                      G              C                     G

Helping the helpless, cheering the fainting,

                      D                 A             D

Seeking the wand’ring sinner to find.



               G               C           G

O to be like Thee, lowly in spirit,

                 G                   A                D

Holy and harmless, patient and brave,

                  G           C              G

Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,

                  D            A             D

Willing to suffer, others to save.

Available worship resources for O To Be Like Thee include: chord chart, lyric video, and streaming. This hymn was written by Thomas O. Chisholm, 1897. Modern arrangement and recording by Nathan Drake, Reawaken Hymns.

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