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