I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus
April 1983

“I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus,” Ensign, Apr. 1983, 75–76


I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus

With conviction

1. I’m trying to be like Jesus,

I’m following in His ways.

I’m trying to love as He did,

in all that I do and say.

At times I am tempted

to make a wrong choice,

but I try to listen

as the still small voice



2. I’m trying to love my neighbor,

I’m learning to serve my friends.

I watch for the day of gladness

when Jesus will come again.

I try to remember

the lessons He taught,

then the Holy Spirit

enters into my thoughts,




“Love one another as Jesus loves you.

Try to show kindness in all that you do.

Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,

for these are the things Jesus taught.” (2. I’m taught.”)

Copyright © 1980 by Janice Kapp Perry. All rights reserved. Making copies of this music for use within the Church is permitted. This notice must be included on each copy made.

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