I Need Thee Ever Near Me
Scripture: Psalm 6:2
Time Signature: 6/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: Lord, wilt Thou lift my feeble hand? Deep is the darkness o’er me. Give me the strength to firmly stand thru all that lies before me.
Verse 2: Wilt Thou Thy mighty hand extend, lift me from grief to gladness? Wilt Thou my fainting soul attend, Lord, wilt Thou share my sadness?
Verse 3: When all my earthly friends are gone, Lord wilt Thou walk beside me? I cannor find my way alone, o Savior wilt Thou guide me?
Verse 4: Do not forsake me Lord, I pray; dark is the way and lonely. Keep Thou my feet lest I should stray, shed forth Thy love upon me.
Chorus: O Lord, hide not Thy blessed face, I need Thee ever near me! As I approach Thy throne of grace, wilt Thou in mercy hear me?