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O to be like Thee! blessèd Redeemer,
This is my constant longing and prayer;
Gladly I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures,
Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear.

O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee,
Blessèd Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

2. O to be like Thee! full of compassion,
Loving, forgiving, tender and kind,
Helping the helpless, cheering the fainting,
Seeking the wandering sinner to find.

3. O to be like Thee! lowly in spirit,
Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
Willing to suffer others to save.

4. O to be like Thee! Lord, I am coming
Now to receive anointing divine;
All that I am and have I am bringing,
Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine.

5. O to be like Thee! while I am pleading,
Pour out Thy Spirit, fill with Thy love;
Make me a temple meet for Thy dwelling,
Fit me for life and Heaven above.

Thomas Obadiah “T O” Chisholm died “this date” (2011 has no 2/29) 1960 at Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey.  He was a teacher at 16 and an associate newspaper editor (The Franklin Favorite) at 21.  He became a Christian in 1893 (under Henry Clay Morrison). At the persuasion of Morrison, Chisholm moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be the editor of the Pentecostal Herald.

In 1903 Chisholm was ordained a Methodist minister.  After a stint Winona Lake, Indiana, he took up selling insurance and moved to Vineland, New Jersey (1916).  T O Chisholm retired in 1953.  He was born 7/29/1866 at Franklin, Kentucky.

He is said to have published some 800 poems some we know as songs: “Christ Is Risen from the Dead,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions,” “Living for Jesus,” “A New Creature,” “Only in Thee,” “The Prodigal Son,” “What Would We Do Without Jesus?”   to name a few.

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