People Need the Lord was written by Phillip J. McHugh (writer of 90+ songs) and Gregory Allan Nelson. It was sung by various Christian artists but the most popular version of the song was Steve Green’s version. Later on, Avalon also sung it. Below’s version was from Avalon.
C G EVERYDAY THEY PASS ME F C G BY, I CAN SEE IT IN THEIR EYES. Em Am EMPTY PEOPLE FILLED WITH CARE, Dm G7 HEADED WHO KNOWS WHERE. C G ON THEY GO THROUGH PRIVATE F C7 F PAIN, LIVING FEAR TO FEAR, Dm7 C LAUGHTER HIDES THEIR SILENT F Dm7 G7 CRIES, ONLY JESUS HEARS. C Dm7 C F PEOPLE NEED THE LORD, PEOPLE NEED THE LORD. G C Dm7 G AT THE END OF BROKEN DREAMS, HE'S THE OPEN DOOR. C Dm7 C F PEOPLE NEED THE LORD, PEOPLE NEED THE LORD. G C Dm7 G7 C WHEN WILL WE REALIZE...PEOPLE NEED THE LORD? WE ARE CALLED TO TAKE HIS LIGHT TO A WORLD WHERE WRONG SEEMS RIGHT. WHAT WOULD BE TOO GREAT A COST FOR SHARING LIFE WITH ONE WHO'S LOST. THOROUGH HIS LOVE OUR HEARTS CAN FEEL ALL THE GRIEF THEY BEAR. THEY MUST HEAR THE WORDS OF LIFE ONLY WE CAN SHARE. G C THAT WE MUST GIVE OUR LIVES FOR Dm7 G7 Am Dm7 G7 C PEOPLE NEED THE LORD, PEOPLE NEED THE LORD.