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My Savior, I Need Thee

I need Thee, O my Savior, When doubts and fears arise

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [I need Thee, O my Savior]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I need Thee, O my Saviour,
Life’s rugged path to cheer;
No evil can befall me,
When Thou, O Lord art near.

Tho’ oft by sore temptation
My heart oppressed may be,
Yet, leaning on Thy promise,
I’ll trust alone in Thee.

2 I need Thee, O my Saviour,
To chide me when I stray,
To keep me ever walking
Within the narrow way. [Refrain]

3 I need Thee, O my Saviour,
Thou precious Friend divine;
No smile so full of sunshine,
No love so great as Thine. [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #91

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I need Thee, O my Savior, When doubts and fears arise
Title: My Savior, I Need Thee
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Though oft by sore temptation
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Devotional Songs #75

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Gospel Melodies New and Old #161

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Gospel Songs #31

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Gospel Tent Songs #31

Twenty-three New and Selected Songs #d10

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Young People's Songs of Praise #91

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