218 I Need Your Love

mp3: song; soprano, alto, tenor, bass.

O I need your love
In this shadowed place;
I can’t get enough
Of your sunlight on my face.
When it’s cold and dark
Or I’m far from home,
You are in my heart,
And I never walk alone.

And just like a tree
That’s planted by a stream,
I’m thirsty for a drink
Of your love.
I can’t face a day
Without some time to pray;
I sing this song to say
I need your love.

I’m a tiny child,
But when I’m with you
I will not grow tired
‘Cause there’s nothing
you can’t do.
Your love makes me strong
Though I’m small and weak,
And the whole day long
You’ll speak through me when I speak.

You gave all for me
Though I’d cursed your name.
On that bitter tree,
Lord, you suffered
for my shame.
How can I thank you?
Your love paid my way.
All that I can do
Is live for you every day.

(lyrics reprinted with permission from Discipleship Publications International)