I Need Your Love

J. Brian Craig is my favorite Christian song writer. He's written several congregational songs for our church's songbook, and those are among my favorites to sing. This song has resonated with me today:

I Need Your Love
J. Brian Craig, 1999
© Discipleship Publications International

O I need your love
In this shadowed place
I can't get enough
Of your sunlight on my face.

When it's cold and dark
Or I'm far from home
You are in my heart
And I never walk alone.

And just like a tree
Planted by a stream,
Thirsty for a drink
Of your love,
I can't face a day
Without some time to pray
I sing this song to say
I need your love.

I'm a tiny child
But when I'm with you
I will not grow tired
'Cause there's nothing you can't do.
Your love makes me strong
Though I'm small and weak,
And the whole day long
You'll speak through me when I speak.

And just like a tree
Planted by a stream,
Thirsty for a drink
Of your love,
I can't face a day
Without some time to pray
I sing this song to say
I need your love.

You gave all for me
Though I cursed your name
On that bitter tree,
Lord, You suffered for my shame.
How can I thank you?
Your love paid my way.
All that I can do
Is live for You every day.

And just like a tree
Planted by a stream,
Thirsty for a drink
Of your love,
I can't face a day
Without some time to pray
I sing this song to say
I need your love.

Update: I revised the lyrics to match those on his old (no longer available) website. His current lyrics are now here..

Update 2 (July 27, 2012): Removed the dead links to the LA ICC and added a link to his new website. No MP3 that I could find anymore.

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Hi,

I'll like to download the mp3 of this song "I need your Love" pls if you do kindly forward it to me pls, I'll like to teach our Church in Accra the song.

Thanks,

Odun Odulate
ICOC Accra Church Ghana

Thanks for the comment. The links in this post were all out of date and it looks like the MP3 is no longer available.

I updated the links to J. Brian Craig's website and to DPI, the publisher of the song book. You may find more resources there.



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