Lord, I Need You by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher:
I need Thee O I need Thee
Every hour I need Thee
O bless me now my Savior
I come to Thee
-Robert Lowry, 1872
Both the song we’ve been learning the past few Sundays and the 141-year-old hymn it is based on are songs of confession. Thus, our new song begins “Lord I come I confess…” We confess that our lives fall apart without His holding us together. We confess that we are dead in sin without His grace. That we are simply wrong without His righteousness (aka right-ness).
It’s one thing to sing as though we need Him for our very breath. It’s another to live that way. Especially, in a society where we are not accustomed to needing much at all. Haven’t you found it difficult to truly hunger and thirst for God when you scarcely fathom true hunger or thirst? I certainly have.
And yet we sing. We sing boldly and loudly of our profound need in hopes that it might just sink in a little more each time. That maybe tomorrow we’ll ask more boldly, seek more persistently, and knock a little harder on the door of the throne room of God Almighty who stands ready to freely give all we will ever need by the power of His Spirit.
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Lifting my voice with yours, Pastor Neil