I Need Thee Every Hour Annie S. Hawks(lyrics) and Robert Lowry (composer)

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, I thought about a congregational  hymn that my mother sang along with the choir and sometimes at home. We are all hurting for the babies who lost their lives, grieving loved ones and brave school officials. There were heroes (some that are nameless) who helped save many lives. The song that came to mind was, “I Need Thee Every Hour.”

Excerpts from http://www.biblestudycharts.com A Hymn and Its History

“At first I did not understand why the hymn so greatly touched the throbbing heart of humanity. Years later, however, under the shadow of a great loss, I came to understand something of the comforting power of the words I had been permitted to give out to others in my hours of sweet serenity and peace.” Annie S. Hawks

Lyrics: “I Need Thee Every Hour”

  1. I need Thee every hour,
    Most gracious Lord;
    No tender voice like Thine
    Can peace afford.

    • I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
      Every hour I need Thee;
      Oh, bless me now, my Savior!
      I come to Thee.
  2. I need Thee every hour,
    Stay Thou near by;
    Temptations lose their power
    When Thou art nigh.
  3. I need Thee every hour,
    In joy or pain;
    Come quickly and abide,
    or life is vain.
  4. I need Thee every hour,
    Teach me Thy will;
    And Thy rich promises
    In me fulfill.
  5. I need Thee every hour,
    Most Holy One;
    Oh, make me Thine indeed,
    Thou blessed Son.

Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/371#ixzz2FTftqgqa

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2 thoughts on “I Need Thee Every Hour Annie S. Hawks(lyrics) and Robert Lowry (composer)

    • gwenrelationshipsstartwithyou says:

      Blessings to You Charity!!! God is a healer. I was hospitalized, placed in a medically induced coma for 5 days,intubated and could not walk because I loss muscle mass. When I was taken out of the coma, one of my nurses Helen Walker, sang everyday, “Nobody Greater” by Vashawn Mitchell and now it is a part of me. God bless and keep you in my fervent prayer!
      Gwen-RSWY

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