Just When I Need Him Most

Just when I need Him, Jesus is near

Author: William C. Poole (1907)
Tune: [Just when I need Him, Jesus is near] (Gabriel)
Published in 112 hymnals

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Full Text

1. Just when I need Him, Jesus is near,
Just when I falter, just when I fear;
Ready to help me, ready to cheer,
Just when I need Him most.

Refrain:
Just when I need Him most,
Just when I need Him most,
Jesus is near to comfort and cheer,
Just when I need Him most.

2. Just when I need Him, Jesus is true,
Never forsaking, all the way through;
Giving for burdens pleasures anew,
Just when I need Him most.

3. Just when I need Him, Jesus is strong,
Bearing my burdens all the day long;
For all my sorrow giving a song,
Just when I need Him most.

4. Just when I need Him, He is my all,
Answering when upon Him I call;
Tenderly watching lest I should fall,
Just when I need Him most.

Source: 50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #20

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Just when I need Him, Jesus is near
Title: Just When I Need Him Most
Author: William C. Poole (1907)
Meter: 9.9.9.6 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just when I need him most

Timeline

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #65
The Cyber Hymnal #3489
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #479

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #20TextPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #379TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #65TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #160TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #253TextPage Scan
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #82TextPage Scan
Sing Joyfully #476TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1682Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #87
The Cyber Hymnal #3489TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #198
Timeless Truths #479TextScore
Include 100 pre-1979 instances



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