240
 
More Like the Master
Words and Music by Charles H. Gabriel

1 Peter 2:21
"For even hereunto were ye called:  because Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:"

divider

          More like the Master I would ev'er be,
          More of His meekness, more humility;
          More zeal to labor, more courage to be true;
          More consecration for work He bids me do.

            Chorus
            Take Thou my heart, I would be Thine alone;
            (Take my heart, O take my heart, I would be Thine alone;)
            Take Thou my heart and make it all Thine own;
            (Take my heart, O take my heart and make it all Thine own;)
            Purge me from sin, O Lord, I now implore,
            (Purge Thou me from ev'ry sin O Lord, I now implore)
            Wash me and keep me, Thine forever more.
            (Wash and keep, O wash and keep me Thine forever more.)

          More like the Master is my daily prayer;
          More strength to carry crosses I must bear;
          More earnest effort to rescue souls from sin;
          More of His Spirit, the wanderer to win.

            Chorus
            Take Thou my heart, I would be Thine alone;
            (Take my heart, O take my heart, I would be Thine alone;)
            Take Thou my heart and make it all Thine own;
            (Take my heart, O take my heart and make it all Thine own;)
            Purge me from sin, O Lord, I now implore,
            (Purge Thou me from ev'ry sin O Lord, I now implore)
            Wash me and keep me, Thine forever more.
            (Wash and keep, O wash and keep me Thine forever more.)

          More like the Master I would live and grow;
          More of His love to others I would show;
          More self denial, like His in Galilee,
          More like the Master I long to ever be.

            Chorus
            Take Thou my heart, I would be Thine alone;
            (Take my heart, O take my heart, I would be Thine alone;)
            Take Thou my heart and make it all Thine own;
            (Take my heart, O take my heart and make it all Thine own;)
            Purge me from sin, O Lord, I now implore,
            (Purge Thou me from ev'ry sin O Lord, I now implore)
            Wash me and keep me, Thine forever more.
            (Wash and keep, O wash and keep me Thine forever more.)


Return to the Songbook