Lord I Need You

By:  Ron Hamilton

Sometimes when life seems gentle and blessings flood my way,
I turn my gaze away from You and soon forget to pray.
But when the sky grows darker and courage turns to fear,
My anxious voice cries upward with words you long to hear.

Lord, I need You when the sea of life is calm. 
O Lord, I need You when the wind is blowing strong. 
Whether trials come or cease, keep me always on my knees.
Lord, I need You. Lord I need You.

Lord, help me to remember I'm weak but You are strong.
I cannot sing apart from You, for Lord You are my song.
Although I'm prone to wander and boast in all I do;
Lord keep my eyes turned upward so I depend on You.

Lord, I need You when the sea of life is calm. 
O Lord, I need You when the wind is blowing strong. 
Whether trials come or cease, keep me always on my knees.
Lord, I need You. Lord I need You.

This is probably one of my favorite Ron Hamilton Songs of all time.  I was looking at a friends blog and she had the Lyrics to "Rejoice in the Lord" and it made me think of this song as well.

This song has a huge emotional connection for me as well as my family.  I can think of many occasions where my family, or one specific person in my family has sang this song audibly if not in their heart durring a major time of trial.  I could go into details, but some are too emotional to even mention.  Many times we have even sung it together at church.

The words to this song are so powerful to me!  My favorite is the first verse.  So often I know in  my own life, it is when I am doing well, that I turn away from God so easily.  It is my great desire to serve the Lord as much in the easy times, as I do in the hard times!

I pray that this song will be a blessing to you!

Comments

Katie said…
I would have to agree...I think this is one of his best songs. Or at least a favorite in my book. I haven't heard it in awhile tho, so thanks for posting it! :-)
God's Been Good said…
That is one of my favorite songs too. "Rejoice in the Lord" is where I based my life on about coming forth as gold. I actually got to hear Ron Hamilton sing it in person this year and posted it. It is through those hard times that we see the Lord work in our lives and truly realize how much we need Him. Great Post!

Jennifer
Ana said…
In our church we've had two families that have lost little children and for one of the funerals my Father, old brother and I sang 'Rejoice in the Lord' and for the other funeral my Father, sister and I sang 'Lord I Need You'. Both are very powerful songs and mean so much to me. Thank you for posting this one.
Leah said…
I love this song! We have sung it a few times at church. Such wonderful sweet words. :)
Ana said…
Okay, either I totally overlooked your cool new background last time I was here or you just put it on. :) I'm hoping the last. But either way, it's very nice. Good choice.
Yeah, this was the mostly "manly" one I could find. Athough "thecutestblogontheblock.com" label in the corner kind of detracts from the "Manliness," but oh well!

Glad you enjoyed the Post!
Hannah said…
This is one of my fav songs too. In fact me and a couple of my friends might be singing it at camp this year. I cant wait to see everyone! :)
Later!
HJG
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