Poor and Needy

Until He showed His riches

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [Until He showed His riches]
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1 Until He showed His riches,
I dreamed not of my need;
A sight of Him has taught me,
That I am poor indeed.

I know I am poor and needy,
Yet this is just my plea;
Tho’ I am poor and needy
My Saviour thinks of me.

2 A weak and earthen vessel,
Which He Himself has made;
While I am poor and empty,
His fullness is displayed. [Refrain]

3 Because I’m poor and needy,
I need my Lord so much;
But yet, the Bible tells me
He’s looking out for such. [Refrain]

4 Although I’m poor and needy,
He needs my poverty;
Thro’ me to show His riches,
To all eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #107

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: Until He showed His riches
Title: Poor and Needy
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: I know I am poor and needy
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #107

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