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Just When I Need Him Most

Just when I need Him, Jesus is near

Author: William C. Poole (1907)
Tune: [Just when I need Him, Jesus is near] (Gabriel)
Published in 113 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Just when I need Him, Jesus is near,
Just when I falter, just when I fear;
Ready to help me, ready to cheer,
Just when I need Him most.

Just when I need Him most,
Just when I need Him most,
Jesus is near to comfort and cheer,
Just when I need Him most.

2. Just when I need Him, Jesus is true,
Never forsaking, all the way through;
Giving for burdens pleasures anew,
Just when I need Him most.

3. Just when I need Him, Jesus is strong,
Bearing my burdens all the day long;
For all my sorrow giving a song,
Just when I need Him most.

4. Just when I need Him, He is my all,
Answering when upon Him I call;
Tenderly watching lest I should fall,
Just when I need Him most.

Source: 50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #20

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Just when I need Him, Jesus is near
Title: Just When I Need Him Most
Author: William C. Poole (1907)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just when I need him most



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #65
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #3489
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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50 Uncommon Songs #20

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African American Heritage Hymnal #379

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #65

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #160

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Hymns of Faith #253

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #82

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Sing Joyfully #476

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #87


The Cyber Hymnal #3489

The New National Baptist Hymnal #198


Timeless Truths #479

Include 102 pre-1979 instances
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