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.
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.
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.
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.