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Steve Green - People Need The Lord Lyrics

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TitlePeople Need The Lord
ArtistSteve Green
AlbumSteve Green [1984], Track 10
Ultimate Collection [2006], Track 1
People Need the Lord: Number Ones [2012], Track 1
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Song lyrics
Everyday they pass me by,
I can see it in their eyes.
Empty people filled with care,
Headed who knows where?

On they go through private pain,
Living fear to fear.
Laughter hides their silent cries,
Only Jesus hears.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
At the end of broken dreams, He's the open door.
People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
When will we realize, people need the Lord?

We are called to take His light
To a world where wrong seems right.
What could be too great a cost
For sharing Life with one who's lost?

Through His love our hearts can feel
All the grief they bear.
They must hear the Words of Life
Only we can share.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord
At the end of broken dreams, He's the open door.
People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
When will we realize that we must give our lives,
For peo-ple need the Lord.

People need the Lord.
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corrected by Ernest "eazy" Zita on February 22nd, 2011

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0 likes - like | 14-04-2013 16:09 walktheline 
2 posts
Gandolph it is very sad that you feel you can comment on something that you have never experienced. The writer of this song is not writing anything from a pious attitude but instead is stating a biblical truth and that is that all of us no matter who you are need the Lord. We need Him in life and especially when it comes time to die. When he writes at the end of broken dreams it means when you come to the end of yourself and realize that true happiness, peace, and joy are not found in the things of the world but in Christ alone. True salvation is found only through the blood of Christ who died for YOU and me even when we didnt and never will deserve it. Until you have personally experinced the love of Christ and accepted Him as your Lord and Savior you have no concrete basis or right to comment on this song on anything else the Bible speaks about. What you dont realize is that your comment is pious and judgment towards those of us who have experienced this great love that God has given. Salvation is real and lifechanging and is not based on feelings but on the promise that God has given all of us. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 Im not trying to be preachy or a bible thumper but I am only trying to let you know the truth not how I see it but how it is. Hopefully one day you will realize that you also need the Lord as this song has stated. God bless you and I am praying that you will one day see the truth of who you really are and who Jesus is.
0 likes - like | 09-12-2012 06:33 giddikatt 
1 posts
Check it out. Pietism isn't necessarily as bad as you think it is.
0 likes - like | 22-06-2011 02:42 birdbrain1963 
3 posts
I do believe that people need the Lord, now more than ever. This is an amazing piece of music that I will attempt this weekend at Church, if my Choir Director thinks I can pull it off. I love to sing! I have COPD and many other problems with my health. To let such a beautiful song be unexplored with my attempt and the Lord giving me the breath needed for it would be very wrong. My ratings have no reflection on the artist. Mainly just the instruments and parts of the rhythm are just not how I see it in my mind.
0 likes - like | 19-02-2011 18:18 lookabove2C 
1 posts
Dear Gandolf
I challenge you to one simple task if you don't mind. Get a Bible & read it. Anywhere you choose. This will be all the proof you need to know that the lyrics to this song....are very true. It happened in my life, and it can happen...if you want to make a difference in YOUR life. Please do not misunderstand me....not trying to make you feel bad here.......I am simply relating to you that I was also skeptical, untrusting, and thought I had all the answers too. Then...the love of God through Jesus touched my life, and He has given me protection and happiness ever since. If I told you my would probably be shocked. Every single bad thing that could happen in a person's life...well, that was mine. But I opened my mind, and checked things out...and gave it a shot. All He wants you to do is believe. It's a very simple thing. No hard rules to follow, nothing physically challenging in it....just believe in Him, and He truly will give you a life that you never believed could ever be true!!!!! Choose life!!!!
0 likes - like | 26-09-2009 14:01 spunkyskip 
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Hi Gandolf. I don't know what your personal or political beliefs are, but to use the word "pietistic" is a bit far-fetched. It's hard to understand one's tone of voice and true intentions when we're dealing with blogs, IM's, emails, etc...From what I read, my inclination is that you think the lyrics to "People need the Lord" are agenda-based, and possibly judgemental (i.e. Christians attempting to PUSH their faith on others). I could be wrong, and if I am, please explain to me exactly what you mean by "pietistic"...

After hearing this song, I can't help but to feel that I was so moved by not only the great singing voice and instrumentation, but I needed to hear it again. Normally, I move to a next song or a new thought, but this catchy little tune grabbed me. It made me want to dig deeper and try to understand what the writer was thinking when he wrote those words. I then read the lyrics alone, sans musique. After reading the words I realized that the person who wrote this went through a profound, personal experience. He wasn't being "preachy!" At least, that wasn't how I felt, trying to approach it from an open mind.

My guess is that Ray Boltz probably felt some sort of conviction, and relentlessness, that he needed to not only write down his thoughts, but also, he sensed urgency in that he wanted people to know what he was going through, and he felt a sense of hope. It's that question, "What if?" And if "it" happens, I almost want to experience it." Maybe he, the songwriter, wanted his loved ones to know what he went through, and his closest friends, his aquaintances....then, what the heck, everyone else.

Who knows? My response is, I love the "reality" and conviction of the person who wrote this song, and my guess is that he expects that people are going to be slightly offended, and possibly pissed off. And, why not?

I love being inspired by people's convictions! Is this enough to stir up controversy? Maybe, maybe not, but I love the boldness, and I love it when a person creates something that makes people think, especially when there may be some truth in it...

0 likes - like | 07-09-2007 18:10 gandolph 
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Are you who like this song aware that the lyrics are strongly "pietistic"?
Or don't you know what that means? Pietism is not "do-good-ism" altho it may sound as though it means that. Pietism is the mistaken belief that FEELINGS are the center and foundation of Christianity. Do you really believe that how you feel---how other people feel---is the ground on which God looks upon you? That is just silly. You are afflicted with the idea that Christianity is a "feel-good" religion if you approve of pietistic nonsense.
The lyrics of this song say, basically, that if you feel bad (because of dreams which didn't come true, or bad experiences) then you should turn to Jesus,
who will make you feel good! Are you actually gullible enough to mistake
that foolishness for the Christian Gospel? I sincerely hope not. Pay attention to the content of what you hear being sung; consider whether the lyrics
are really true, or not. These lyrics are faulty, and misleading. Look elsewhere for Christian affirmations.
0 likes - like | 02-03-2007 06:09 Dlinda 
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[b][picture=]I love this song!!!!! I will never forget it!!!! its sooo special to me... People really do need the lord...
0 likes - like | 29-08-2006 02:41 LudMan 
1,216 posts
Very true!
Great song.