I need my Savior now

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1 The darkness around seems more thick than of yore,
The battle is sterner, the contest is sore,
And ne’er has the foe been more active before,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ‘tis now.

2 I often have known what it was in the past,
My burdens and sorrows upon Him to cast,
His arm so almighty must still hold me fast,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ‘tis now.

3 So many I love have been laid to their rest,
And often with sorrow my heart is opprest,
I fly to the shelter of His loving breast,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ‘tis now.

4 The coldness around is like frost and like snow,
But He can at once set my heart all aglow,
Tis only His love that can warm me I know,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ‘tis now.

5 And oh what a wonder He’s needing me too,
I ne’er for a moment without Him can do,
And daily I find it increasingly true,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ‘tis now.

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #174

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: The darkness around seems more thick
Title: I need my Savior now
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: If ever I needed



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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #174

Songs for the Service of Christ #d24

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