I Need Thee Today [from the album Watch The Rising Day]

from by Matthew Smith



From the album Watch The Rising Day


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, 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

I need Thee, precious 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, 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 Thy praise, Lord Jesus,
To gaze, My Lord, on Thee


from Ten, released November 19, 2014
©2007 Detuned Radio Music
Written by Matthew S. Smith. Based in part on a hymn text by Frederick Whitfield



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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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