Jesus Is All

He is all I need
Heavenly Bread on which to feed
Sustains me when spiritual hunger pains
Deeply mire my soul in chains

He is all I desire
Divine Light when darkness is dire
Illuminates the path of truth
Redeems me from sins of my youth

He is all I seek
Holy Gate a beacon to the weak
Beckons sheep who’ve gone astray
Into safety and out of the fray

He is all I hear
Good Shepherd‘s voice music to the ear
Bids me follow His lovely call
He will forever lay down His all

He is all I crave
Resurrection beyond the grave
Promises heaven-bound eternal Life
A final escape from this worldly strife

He is all I want
Way and Truth from a sweet font
Gives Life everlasting in arms of love
Leads me home to my Father above

He is all I know
True Vine into whom I grow
Supplies every strength I need
And grants mercy for which I plead

Before the patriarch Abraham was born
The Great I AM created the first morn
Jesus as man for my sin did atone
All I need as He reigns on His throne


This poem was previously published on Anchored Voices. It is based on the I Am statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. In these statements, Jesus revealed two important things. First, He is all we need. Second, He was God incarnate, referring to Himself as “I Am” just as God did to Moses from the burning bush.

Jesus said:
I am the bread of life (John 6: 48).
I am the light of the world (John 8:12).
I am the gate for the sheep (John 10:7).
I am the good shepherd (John 10:11).
I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25).
I am the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6).
I am the true vine (John 15:1).
Before Abraham was born, I am! (John 8:58).

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


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