I Need Thee Precious Jesus
Christian Hymn by Frederick Whitfield

I Need Thee Precious Jesus was a Christian Hymn written by Frederick Whitfield who also wrote "O How I Love Jesus".

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Scripture Verses

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. - Philippians 4:13


These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. - Hebrews 11:13


Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, - 1 Peter 2:7


And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. - Revelation 4:3


And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. - Revelation 22:4


Worthy Quotes on Strength in the Lord

Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you. - Corrie Ten Boom


Only he who can say, ‘The Lord is the strength of my life’ can say, ‘Of whom shall I be afraid?’ - Alexander MacLaren



Hymn Lyrics For I Need Thee Precious Jesus

I Need Thee Precious Jesus

Words: Frederick Whitfield, 1829 - 1904
Music: John Baptiste Calkin, 1827-1905


Stanza 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.



Stanza 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.



Stanza 3:

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 trouble,

And all my sorrows share.



Stanza 4:

I need Thee, precious Jesus,

I need Thee, day by day,

To fill me with Thy fullness,

To lead me on my way;

I need Thy Holy Spirit,

To teach me what I am,

To show me more of Jesus,

To point me to the Lamb.



Stanza 5:

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 praises, Jesus,

To gaze, O Lord, on Thee.


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~ Psalm 147:1



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