Scripture Verse

We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19


Words & Mu­sic: George W. Sides, in Waves of Praise, ed­it­ed by Ber­ty B. Bate­man (Knox­ville, Ten­nes­see: Bate­man Bro­thers, 1923) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sides (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Tho’ dark and drea­ry be life’s way,
And bur­dens hard to bear;
There’s One whose love will ne­ver fail—
My heart shall ne’er des­pair.
My hope is stayed in Him to­day;
And He will safe­ly lead,
To that sweet home beyond the sea—
Christ’s love is all I need.


Christ’s love is all I need each day,
I know, I know,
Christ’s pre­cious love is all I need;
He’ll lead me safe­ly on life’s way,
I know, I know,
Christ’s pre­cious, pre­cious love
Is all I need.

Tho’ tri­als press on ev­ery side,
And many snares there be,
I look in sim­ple faith to Him,
Who calmed the stor­my sea.
He is the Shep­herd kind and true,
His sheep He’ll ev­er feed;
This cheers me on and makes me strong—
Christ’s love is all I need.


And when I hear the boat­man’s call
Come cross the chil­ly tide,
I shall not fear to launch my barque,
For Christ is at my side.
He bore the sting of death for me,
Has met my ev­ery need;
And so I sing the sweet re­frain—
Christ’s love is all I need