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How I need thee

Full Text

1 Lord, how I need Thy care,
And Thy most watchful eye,
To feel that in my pray’r,
Dear Father, Thou art nigh,
To feel that in my pray’r,
Dear Father, thou art nigh.

Refrain:
Thou never wilt forsake me,
On Thee I can rely;
My refuge Thou wilt ever be,
For Thou art ever by.

2 Though trials may annoy,
Thou wilt bring blissful peace;
Sweet happiness and joy,
Thou ever wilt increase,
Sweet happiness and joy,
Thou ever wilt increase. [Refrain]

3 No love can be like Thine,
So merciful and kind;
And where Thy light doth shine,
Contentment we shall find,
And where Thy light doth shine,
Contentment we shall find. [Refrain]

4 Oh! how Thy blessed love
Will make the world seem bright,
And lead the soul above,
To find eternal light,
And lead the soul above,
To find eternal light. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #9

Author: Martha Shepard Lippincott

Born: March 31, 1867, Moorestown, New Jersey. Died: August 10, 1949, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lippincott never married. She spent most of her life in Pennsylvania, attending a Friends’ High School and Swarthmore College. Known as the Quaker Poetess, she is said to have written over 4,000 poems and sacred songs. Her works include: Visions of Life Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, how I need thy care
Title: How I need thee
Author: Martha Shepard Lippincott
Refrain First Line: Thou never wilt forsake me



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