I’ve sung this song a million heart-felt times, as a Pentecostal preacher’s daughter and beyond. The simple lyric and soul-and-spirit-engaging melody could draw us right in, as I was growing up, and make us Pentecostals worship and cry out to God for a long time on a Sunday night – back when there were still Sunday night services.
He’s all I need. He’s all I need. Jesus is all I need~
He’s all I need. He’s all I need. Jesus is all I need!
The Crabbs captured the feel pretty well here.
No matter how sophisticated I ever get in my song choices or worship, in the really intimate times with God, this one still says what I need to say, the way I need to say it. Because Christ IS all, Jesus is everything.
I am helpless, hopeless, broken. I struggle, I fail, I fall again and again. I blow it, when will that ever stop?…
But He? Is ever faithful, ever true, ever forgiving. In my helpless state ~
You are the Source
You are the Light
You are the Life
You are the Answer
You are my Help
You are my Provision
You are my Champion
You are my Creator
You are my Restorer
You are my Shield
You are my Peace
You are my Rest
You are my God, my Father, my true Abba-Dad
You are my All in All, and all I really need.
This song and me – both relics. But my need for a Savior? Current. Very current. Thank goodness there is this ~