Friday, October 8, 2010

I COULD NOT DO WITHOUT THEE

(The instrumental as played by Mathew Burtner on the CD Hear My Prayer)

I could not do without thee
O Savior of the lost,
whose precious blood redeemed me
at such tremendous cost.
thy righteousness, thy pardon
thy precious blood, must be
my only hope and comfort,
my glory and my plea.

I could not do without thee,
I cannot stand alone,
I have no strength or goodness,
no wisdom of my own;
but thou, beloved Savior,
art all in all to me,
and weakness will be power
if leaning hard on thee.

I could not do without thee,
for O the way is long,
and I am often weary,
and sigh replaces song:
how could I do without thee?
I do not know the way;
thou knowest, and thou leadest,
and wilt not let me stray.

I could not do without thee,
O Jesus, Savior dear;
e'en when my eyes are holden,
I know that thou art near.
How dreary and how lonely
this changeful life would be,
without the sweet communion,
the secret rest with thee!

I could not do without thee;
no other friend can read
the spirit's strange deep longings,
interpreting its need;
no human heart could enter
each dim recess of mine,
and soothe, and hush, and calm it,
O bless├Ęd Lord, but thine.

I could not do without thee,
for years are fleeting fast,
and soon in solemn oneness
the river must be passed;
but thou wilt never leave me,
and though the waves roll high,
I know thou wilt be near me,
and whisper, "It is I."

SELAH.

2 comments:

  1. This a beautiful song Yuri; I know that I can not do without my Jesus.

    Just also wanted to thank you for visting my blog and your gracious comment. It sounds like you have accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and savior, praise God! You are part of that "remnant" by faith. If you beleive that God is going to use you as a light in this generation, then that is exactly what he is going to do. Have a blessed day Yuri!

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  2. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God Bless, Lloyd

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