1. I need Thee precious Jesus, for I am very poor;
    A stranger and a pilgrim, I have no earthly store.
    I need the love of Jesus to cheer me on my way,
    To guide my doubting foot steps, to be my strength and stay.
  2. I need the heart of Jesus to feel each anxious care,
    To tell my every trial, and all my sorrows share.
    I need the Holy Spirit to teach me what I am,
    To show me more of Jesus, to point me to the Lamb.
  3. I need Thee precious Jesus, I hope to see Thee soon,
    Encircled with the rainbow, and seated on Thy throne.
    There with Thy blood-bought children, my joy shall ever be
    To sing Thy ceaseless praises, to gaze, my Lord, on Thee.