Scripture Verse

I am poor and needy. Psalm 86:1

Introduction

Words: Jane F. Crewd­son, 1863. Crewd­son wrote this hymn dur­ing a short ill­ness be­fore her death.

Music: Trust (Tor­rance) George W. Tor­rance, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Crewd­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
George W. Torrance
(1836–1907)

Lyrics

O Savior, I have naught to plead,
In earth beneath or Heaven above,
But just in my own exceeding need,
And Thy exceeding love.

The need will soon be past and gone,
Exceeding great, but quickly o’er;
The love unbought is all Thine own,
And lasts forevermore.