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Matt Maher’s praise gem, “Lord I Need You”

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A simple song of devotion that says it all.

Sometimes the simplest prayers can say everything that needs to be said. For instance, the Jesus prayer — “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” —  says a lot about our faith and willingness to put ourselves in the Lord’s hands in just 12 words. Matt Maher’s “Lord, I Need You” is similarly potent while using only four.

Maher expresses his longing for God by repeating the title phrase in practically every verse. This repetition is very similar to the way we pray repetitiously, moment by moment, with our rosaries, and are so led into deeper contemplation. It is almost a Catholic “mantra.”

Matt Maher is a well-known Christian songwriter, with an impressive catalogue and a reputation for crafting songs that work as well in gathered worship as in personal prayer. Songs like this, which is not only an outstanding song of praise but downright catchy, too, show that reputation is justified.

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Song: Lord I Need You | Singer: Matt Maher

Matt Maher

Hometown: Newfoundland, Canada

Current City: Nashville, TN

Latest Album: Saints and Sinners (2015)

Fun Fact: Since his 2008 major label debut, Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A five time-GRAMMY nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “All The People Said Amen” and “Your Grace Is Enough.” Maher has penned songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Passion and Meredith Andrews, among others.

Website: mattmahermusic.com

Facebook: mattmahermusic

Twitter: @mattmahermusic
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