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Song of the Week 2019 – #12 – “Oh How I Need You Lord”


This week’s song was written years ago, back in 1988. Inspired by Psalms 73 and 84, this song is simply a confession of my weakness and dependence upon God. Oh how timeless God’s Word is and how great my need continues to be for Him!  

Every time I sing the lyrics of the chorus "But God You are the strength of my heart, God, You are my portion forever", I sense His strength and power flowing into me. What a relief that I don’t have to be strong and sufficient in myself.  

This song begins and ends with a chant. I love the thought that in a sense, we are joining in unison with the saints of old when we sing our longing for God with these powerful, ancient Psalms. I pray you will find Him to be your strength and portion as you listen and sing along! 

2 Corinthians 11:9 CSB “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.”

Psalm 18:1NLT “I love you, Lord; you are my strength.”

Colossians 3:4 CSB
“…Christ, who is your life,…”

Psalm 84:5 NLT
“What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord…”

Ephesians 3:16 NLT
“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.”

John 15:5 NLT
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”

Philippians 4:13 CSB
“I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me.”

John 6:57 NIV
“Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV
“ is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Psalm 23:4 NLT
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.”

Bass: Isaias Elpes
Drums & Percussion: Bryan Taylor
Guitar & Lead Vocals: Tommy Walker
Piano: Jonté Moore
Orchestration & Synths: Carlos Gallardo-Candia
Background Vocals: Linda McCrary, Markita Knight, Emmie Walker, Eileen Walker, Leah Ashton, Bryan Taylor

Recording Engineer/Mixing/Mastering: Carlos Gallardo-Candia
Videography/Camera Operators & Editors: Emerge Films


The "Song of the Week 2019" campaign is a new song, released every week for the majority of 2019. The motto for this project is, “Share a Song, Share your Faith.” It's our prayer that these songs will be a resource for the Church and a way for individuals to share their hope in Jesus.