Songs & Scripture: “Lord, I Need You” (Matt Maher)

I love the raw honesty of this song. It’s not only incredibly biblical, but I think it reflects a desperation many of us have buried in our self-sufficient culture. Sometimes, I’ll admit, I don’t feel like I really need Jesus. But this song reminds me that¬†I do, desperately, need Him.

And yes, this is another redone hymn. ūüôā

Lord, I Need You
Writer(s): Daniel Carson, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, Matt Maher, Jesse Reeves
CCLI#: 5925687
(C) 2013 Provident Label Group LLC, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment

Lord, I come, I confess (1 John 1:9)
Bowing here I find my rest (Jeremiah 6:16, Matthew 11:29, John 14:27)
Without You I fall apart (Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3)
You’re the One that guides my heart (Proverbs 3:5-6)

[Chorus:]
Lord, I need You, oh, I need You (Psalm 40:17, Psalm 70:5, Psalm 86:1, Philippians 4:19, Hebrews 4:16)
Every hour I need You
My one defense, (Hebrews 7:25, 1 John 2:1)
my righteousness (Romans 1:17, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, Philippians 3:8-9)
Oh God, how I need You
Where sin runs deep Your grace is more (Romans 5:20-21)
Where grace is found is where You are (2 Timothy 2:1)
And where You are, Lord, I am free (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Holiness is Christ in me (John 14:23, Romans 8:9-10, Galatians 2:20, Ephesians 3:16-17, Colossians 1:27)

[chorus repeats]

Teach my song to rise to You (Psalm 33:3, Psalm 119:11)
When temptation comes my way (Matthew 6:13, Matthew 26:41, Luke 11:4, Luke 22:40, 1 Corinthians 10:13, James 4:7)
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
Jesus, You’re my hope and stay (1 Corinthians 3:11, 1 Timothy 1:1, Titus 2:13, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 1 Peter 5:10)

[chorus repeats]

Credit to these sites for getting me started:
http://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/songdetail.aspx?iid=1836138

22 Bible Verses About Temptation

http://www.openbible.info/topics/overcoming_temptation
http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/article.php?article_id=1147

Related sites:
I found this blog entry great on answering the question: What exactly does “my hope and stay” mean?
http://pocketsofdreams.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/jesus-is-my-hope-and-stay/

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Songs & Scripture: “One Thing Remains (Love Never Fails)” (Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Christa Black)

Photo credit: http://heckyeahjesussaves.tumblr.com

Jesus Culture made this song popular, and for good reason!

However, originally the song was written by Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, and Christa Black, so my thanks go to them for a heart-moving and truth-saturated worship song.

I’ve changed it up by linking some of the verses to the NIV version because that version more closely follows the song lyrics.

Higher than the mountains that I face (Psalm 46:1-3)
Stronger than the power of the grave (Acts 2:24-27, Romans 6:9, Hebrews 2:14-15)
Constant through the trial and the change (Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 13:8, James 1:17)
One thing remains (x2) (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Your love never fails it never gives up it never runs out on me (x3) (1 Corinthians 13:7-8, 2 Timothy 2:13)

On and one and on and on it goes (Psalm 100:5, Psalm 136, Ephesians 3:17-19)
It overwhelms and satisfies my soul (Psalm 90:14, Psalm 103:5, Isaiah 55:1-3, Jeremiah 31:25, John 7:37-38)
And I never ever have to be afraid (Psalm 23:4, Psalm 27:1-3, Psalm 91:5-7, Luke 12:4-5, Romans 8:15, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 John 4:18)
One thing remains

In death and in life (Romans 14:8)
I’m confident and covered by the power of your great love (Psalm 91:4)
My debt is paid (Matthew 18:23-27, Colossians 2:13-14)
There’s nothing that can separate my heart from your great love (Romans 8:37-39)

With love,

Lauren