I Need Thee Today

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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

I need Thee, I need Thee
Jesus, I need Thee today

I need Thee, blessed 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

I need Thee, blessed Jesus, I need a friend like Thee
A friend to soothe and pity, a friend to care for me
I need the heart of Jesus to feel each anxious care
To tell my every trial and all my sorrows share

I need Thee, blessed 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 Thy praise, Lord Jesus, to gaze, my Lord, on Thee


from The Road Sessions Collection, released July 21, 2009
Written by Matthew S. Smith
©2007 Detuned Radio Music
Based in part on a hymn text by Frederick Whitfield



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Matthew Smith Nashville, Tennessee

Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. He finds beauty exploring the tension between joy and sorrow, between the Already and the Not Yet.

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