Scripture Verse

I am poor and needy. Psalm 86:1


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

George W. Torrance (1836–1907)


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.