497. I Need Thee, Precious Jesus

1 I need thee, precious Jesus,
for I am full of sin;
my soul is dark and guilty,
my heart is dead within.
I need the cleansing fountain
where I can always flee,
the blood of Christ most precious,
the sinner's perfect plea.

2 I need thee, precious Jesus,
for I am very poor;
a stranger and a pilgrim,
I have no earthly store.
I need the love of Jesus
to cheer me on my way,
to guide my doubting footsteps,
to be my strength and stay.

3 I need thee, precious Jesus,
and hope to see thee soon,
encircled with the rainbow
and seated on thy throne.
There, with thy blood-bought children,
my joy shall ever be,
to sing my Jesus' praises,
to gaze, O Lord, on thee.

Text Information
First Line: I need thee, precious Jesus
Title: I Need Thee, Precious Jesus
Author: Frederick Whitfield (1855)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Deliverance; Blessed Hope; Christ: The Life (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Lloyd (1840; alt. 1990)
Key: D Major

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