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I need thee, O my God

I need thee, O my God

Author: William F. Sherwin
Tune: [I need thee, O my God]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I need thee, O my God,
Thy all-sustaining power;
I need thy cleansing blood
To save me every hour.

O Saviour! now behold me;
Let thine arms enfold me;
While at the cross I'm kneeling
Oh, come, and bless me now!

2 I need thy Spirit, Lord,
My comfort day by day,
To guide my steps aright
And warn me when I stray. [Refrain]

3 I need the sheltering Rock,
Where, from the noon-tide heat,
My soul may rest awhile
Beneath its calm retreat. [Refrain]

4 I'm waiting at the cross;
My faith takes hold on thee;
In grief, in joy, or pain,
O Lord, abide with me! [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #159

Author: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I need thee, O my God
Author: William F. Sherwin
Refrain First Line: O Savior, now behold me



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #461

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d384

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Calvary Songs #159

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d68

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Echoes from Zion #29

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #256

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d377

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