I NEED HIM
By Guy B. Turpin ©2005


I love the Lord, but He first loved me.  
I want the Lord, but He first wanted me.
I won the Lord, but He first won me.  
I need him, but He don’t need me.

Once I knew, what could I do?  
Throw up my hands and shout hallelu.
Once I knew, it set me free.  
I need him, but he don’t need me.

He don’t need me to hurry up and sweep the golden streets.  
He don’t need me to polish up all the pearly gates.
He don’t need me to clean his robes or shine his majesty.
I need Him, but He don’t need me.

So some day there is a rest, yonder a little way
With a little hope and a little faith, it’s as plain as day.
A rocket scientist you shan’t be, or work for Scotland Yard
In cookie fortunes you can’t find, or read it in the stars.

But there’s one thing I hope you’ll see long before I’m through.  
You need him, but he don’t need you.
And He wants you to want Him too.  
He’ll win you over, and He’ll set you free.
But He don’t need you, and He don’t need me.