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I Need Thee

I need thee, Lord, for life is sometimes dreary

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [I need Thee, Lord, for life is sometimes dreary]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I need Thee, Lord, for life is sometimes dreary,
I cannot see the way which I would tread;
And stumble oft upon the darken’d pathway,
If by Thy hand I were not always led.

I need Thee, Lord, for Thou art strong and mighty,
Guide Thou my feet o’er rough and thorny ways;
Enfold me with Thy tender, loving mercy,
And fill with peace my soul thro’ passing days.

2 I need Thee, Lord, Thou art a friend unfailing,
Thy love is changeless, ever strong and true;
Thro’ devious ways where faith would sometimes falter,
I need Thee, Lord, to lead me safely through. [Refrain]

3 I need Thee, Lord, O may I never question
Thy will, but humbly say, it shall be mine;
And gladly follow in the way Thou leadest,
O’er rugged heights to Canaan’s land sublime. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #15

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I need thee, Lord, for life is sometimes dreary
Title: I Need Thee
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I need Thee, Lord, for Thou art strong and mighty