The World Needs Jesus

The world needs Jesus! The sick and sad

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [The world needs Jesus! The sick and sad]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The world needs Jesus! The sick and sad
Must have His presence to make them glad;
The weak and weary would find His rest;
The lone and friendless in His be blest.

Refrain:
The world needs Jesus! Then tell of Him
When lives are darkened by shadows dim;
Repeat the tidings of hope divine,
O, tell the message where hearts repine.

2 The world needs Jesus! No other way
From earth to heaven, from night to day,
His love is boundless, His mercy sure,
Thro’ years eternal His words endure. [Refrain]

3 The world needs Jesus! He came to save,
He paid the ransom, His life He gave;
A free salvation in Him is found,
Tho’ sin and darkness on earth abound. [Refrain]

4 The world needs Jesus! The one true Light,
The Star of glory in earthly night,
Then tender Saviour, the loyal Friend,
The One whose mercies will never end. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifting Songs #97

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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: The world needs Jesus! The sick and sad
Title: The World Needs Jesus
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: The world needs Jesus! Then tell of Him
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain
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