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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Do I not need Thee, Savior divine

Do I not need Thee, Savior divine

Author: R. G. Staples
Tune: [Do I not need thee] (Lincoln)
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Do I not need thee,
Savior divine?
To thy dear people,
My heart incline.

Refrain:
How much I need thee,
I scarcely know;
Dear, precious Savior,
Thy love bestow.

2 Do I not need thee,
Each hour, each day?
Pity me, Savior,
Be thou my stay. [Refrain]

3 Do I not need thee?
What pow’r have I?
No arm to lean on,
Savior, draw nigh. [Refrain]

4 Do I not need thee?
Weary and faint,
Come I unto thee,
Heed my complaint. [Refrain]

5 Yes, I do need thee,
Thy love is strong;
Give me to praise thee,
In endless song. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #59

Author: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do I not need Thee, Savior divine
Author: R. G. Staples
Refrain First Line: How much I need thee, I scarcely know

Timeline

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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Crowning glory no. 2 #195

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Fount of Blessing #73

Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals #d25

Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals ... #d26

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Pearls of Praise #59

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Pearls of Praise #143

Song Land Melodies #d39

Songland Melodies ... a New Song Book for Revivals #d42

The Christian Hymnist #d106

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d69

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Windows of Heaven #92

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