THE LONGING TO BE LIKE CHRIST Don Fortner
(Tune: Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone? #342)
Grace has inspired a great desire
Within my heart to be
Conformed to Christ, my blessed Lord,
In His humanity.
This great desire I seek, I know,
Cannot be here performed:
My sinful flesh forbids such hope,
While living in this form.
Still I must strive to be like Christ,
Who lived and died for me:
The Law that motivates my heart,
My Rule of life is He.
His boldness in His Father's cause,
Submission to His will,
His life of love and purity,
Is my example still.
So, Savior, intercede for me,
And by Your Spirit's pow'r
Cause me to follow in Your steps
Until my dying hour.
Then I shall drop this robe of flesh,
And rise to meet my God:
Freed from all sin and perfect then,
I'll be like Christ my God!