8159. To Be More Like Jesus

1 ’Tis only through suffering true life I may gain;
We find richest joy through the deepest of pain…
It’s not by our merit, but by His grace we grow
To be more like Jesus and more of Him know.

More like my Jesus, this is my goal—
May zeal for the Gospel e’er grip my soul.

2 It’s not through great riches I gain my reward
Nor pleasing mere man for fear of the sword;
Instead I must conquer by God’s power divine,
And if I am faithful, Heav’n’s glories are mine. [Refrain]

3 Lord Jesus, I love Thee, Thou showest the way;
Thou leadest from darkness to brightness of day!
Oh, ne’er shall I leave Thee, for faithful Thou art!
Thou art my true Conqueror, the Love of my heart! [Refrain]

4 Soon I shall be with Thee, my hand joined in Thine,
My labors completed—Thy joy shall be mine;
Then how can I serve Thee if I cannot die
For my Savior’s sake until I have come nigh?

My life I offer, Lamb that was slain!
So I may gain Heaven through suffering and pain

Text Information
First Line: ’Tis only through suffering true life I may gain
Title: To Be More Like Jesus
Author: Rebecca Elaine Lee (2014)
Refrain First Line: More like my Jesus, this is my goal
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: I love reading stories of believers who faithfully endured persecution in Russia and Romania. I realize that their story could be mine as well because of the persecution coming to America. One day my heart was so full of longing to be used of my Savior that a song came to my mind. This song is an expression of the commitment I have made to Jesus. Rebecca Lee, 2015
Tune Information
Name: ['Tis only through suffering true life I may gain]
Composer: Ira David Sankey (1877, adapt.)
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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