I could not do without Thee

I could not do without Thee,
I cannot stand alone,
I have no strength or goodness,
No wisdom of my own.
But Thou, belovèd Saviour,
Art all-in-all to me,
And weakness will be power
If leaning hard on Thee!
I could not do without Thee,
For oh! 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, Saviour 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 could read
The spirit’s strange deep longing,
Interpreting its need.
No human heart could enter
Each dim recess of mine,
And soothe and hush and calm it,
O blessèd  Lord, but Thine!

Edmonds, WA, United States

The best song. I really could not live without the Lord Jesus.