"just a bit of driftwood" "all she needs is Jesus to no longer driftwood be"

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Ilovenubians
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"just a bit of driftwood" "all she needs is Jesus to no longer driftwood be"

Post by Ilovenubians » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm

I think this is a very old song.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
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"just a bit of driftwood" "all she needs is Jesus to no longer driftwood be"

Post by isingforhim » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:29 am

Driftwood


Have you ever watched the ocean, along the sandy shores,
You'll notice useless bits of wood gather more and more
And souls like pieces of driftwood are cast up at sin's dark sea
But all you need is Jesus, to no longer driftwood be


There's a mother's only boy, he's wandered far from home
Sin and lustful pleasures have caused her boy to roam
He's just a piece of driftwood, cast up at sin's dark sea
But all he needs is Jesus, to no longer driftwood be


There's the same dear mother's girl, she's struggling through this life
Rough and rugged is her path, full of bitter strife
She's just a piece of driftwood, cast up at sin's dark sea
Yet all she needs is Jesus, to no longer driftwood be


There's an aged and old, old man, his hair is white as snow
God alone can know the seeds this man has sown
He's just a piece of driftwood, cast up at sin's dark sea
But all he needs is Jesus, to no longer driftwood be

Now if you're bound by Satan, your life's been marred with sin
You're the one that Jesus loves, no matter where you've been
Just a piece of driftwood, cast up at sin's dark sea
But all you need is Jesus, to no longer driftwood be
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"just a bit of driftwood" "all she needs is Jesus to no longer driftwood be"

Post by prmg59 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:02 pm

does anybody have the music for this song?
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"just a bit of driftwood" "all she needs is Jesus to no longer driftwood be"

Post by Philipwhudson » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:13 pm

This is the first time I have seen this forum.

I know this song. It is old. I only heard it once about seventy years ago at a camp meeting. Fortunately, it was when I was a boy and could remember a tune having heard it once. Unfortunately I have no medium to transmit it to the enquirer. I am not a pianist but I do have a keyboard and I could write the tune on a treble staff. It would take me some time to do this. I will undertake it if someone asks.

At the same camp meeting I heard the song "Only a Tramp". If I had all the words, which have somewhat gone from me, I could sing it too.

Thank you for reminding me of these old camp meeting songs.
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"just a bit of driftwood" "all she needs is Jesus to no longer driftwood be"

Post by songinmyheart » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:34 am

Hi Philipwhudson

I don't need the tune but several folks on the forum can read music so it would be a blessing if you can post them.

As to Only A Tramp we have the lyrics to The Tramp On The Street in our archives

http://www.namethathymn.com/hymn-lyrics-detective-forum/index.php?a=vtopic&t=7155

would these be the lyrics you remember from seventy years ago in those old camp meetings?

Lord bless you,
Nancy
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Re: "just a bit of driftwood" "all she needs is Jesus to no longer driftwood be"

Post by search1959 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:38 pm

I too was a little girl when I heard this song (61 now), sang by my Mom. I requested she sing this last night at church. She is 86 and the service was for her for her 50 years of being treasurer for the church. It was always my fav. When I asked her who originally sang the song, she didn't know, she heard it when she was a young girl at her home church in Zealand NB. Would appreciate finding out for her who wrote the song. Would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.
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