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I'll always need Jesus wherever I go

I'll always need Jesus wherever I go

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [I'll always need Jesus wherever I go]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’ll always need Jesus wherever I go,
His love is the light of my way;
Tho’ others forsake me his goodness I know,
His rod and his staff are my stay.

I need him, oh, I need him!
I need him to comfort and cheer!
I need him, I need him, my Savior so dear,
I’ll always, always need Jesus!

2 I’ll always need Jesus, no tongue can declare
The worth of this wonderful Friend;
I lean on his promise, secure from all care,
His blessings my footsteps attend. [Refrain]

3 I’ll always need Jesus, my Savior and Guide;
Some day by his grace I shall stand
In mansions of glory, beyond the dark tide,
With him in Immanuel’s land. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #92

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'll always need Jesus wherever I go
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: I need him



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
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His Worthy Praise #92

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d93

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