The One Thing Needful. Luke 10. 42; Acts 4. 12

W. Gadsby   8.7.4.

Jesus is the one thing needful;
I without him perish must.
Gracious Spirit, make me heedful;
Help me in his name to trust;
And with pleasure,
In him, as my portion, boast.

In the councils of Jehovah,
He was needed much indeed;
There to stand (a mighty Lover!)
In the church’s room and stead,
As her Surety,
And her everlasting Head.

He is needful in all stations,
While in Meshech I reside;
All my springs and consolations
In him, as my Head, abide;
And in glory,
I shall sing to him that died.