Scripture Verse

Who is like Thee, glorious in holiness. Exodus 15:11


Words: Mrs. E. C. Ells­worth, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), page 139.

Music: Na­go­ya John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ells­worth’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


O to be like Him, ten­der and kind,
Gentle in spir­it, low­ly in mind;
More like to Je­sus day af­ter day,
Filled with His Spir­it, now and al­way.


Yes to be like Him, we must abide
Near to our Sav­ior, close by His side.

O to be like Him, quick to ob­ey,
Childlike and truth­ful, rea­dy to say,
I and My Fa­ther pur­pose have one,
Thine, not My will, ev­er be done.


O to be like Him, tempt­ed in vain,
Dwelling with sin­ners, yet with­out stain;
Giving our life work sin­ners to save,
Triumphing ov­er death and the grave.