Just When I Need Him

Just when I need Him, Jesus is near

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Just when I need Him, Jesus is near] (Gilmour)
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Just when I need him, Jesus is near,
“Mighty to save me,” ready to cheer;
Giving sweet comfort when I am sad,
Making me thankful when I am glad.

Just when I need him, praise to his name!
Here every moment, always the same;
Just when I need him, all my life long,
Jesus my Saviour, my strength and my song.

2 Just when I need him; light for the way,
Heav’nly manna, guidance today;
Fresh springs arising from the dry ground,
Grace that will freely, richly abound. [Refrain]

3 Just when I need him, prompting the thought,
Blessing the service trustfully wrought;
Patience in trial, vict’ry in strife,
Ever beside me—wonderful life. [Refrain]

4 Just when I need him, crossing the tide,
He will be with me, close at my side;
Safe in his keeping, joy shall be mine,
Seeking before me glory divine. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #41

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Just when I need Him, Jesus is near
Title: Just When I Need Him
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Publication Date: 1903
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Songs of Christian Service #41

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