The One Thing Needful

When first I heard of Jesus

Author: Charles Bentley
Tune: [When first I heard of Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When first I heard of Jesus
I read the story through,
I found that I was wanting
The one thing needful too.

The needful blest Salvation,
The one thing needful too,
The needful blest Salvation,
It is for me and you.

2 Like many more neglectful,
Misfortunes I’ve past through,
I knew that God would give me,
The one thing needful too. [Refrain]

3 Awakened by His spirit,
The blessed life pursue;
I heard the Saviour whisper,
The one thing needful too. [Refrain]

4 I turned and sought forgiveness
So earnestly and true,
The thing that I was wanting,
Indeed was needful too. [Refrain]

5 The fetters now are broken,
The work is through and through,
Salvation is for sinners,
The one thing needful too. [Refrain]

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #78

Author: Charles Bentley

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Text Information

First Line: When first I heard of Jesus
Title: The One Thing Needful
Author: Charles Bentley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The needful blest salvation
Copyright: Public Domain


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Boundless Love #78

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