I Need Thee Every Hour

In 1873, Annie Hawks penned the words of the hymn “I Need Thee Every Hour.”  About the inspiration for this hymn she wrote:

One day as a young wife and mo­ther of 37 years of age, I was bu­sy with my reg­u­lar house­hold tasks. Sud­den­ly, I be­came so filled with the sense of near­ness to the Mast­er that, won­der­ing how one could live with­out Him, ei­ther in joy or pain, these words, “I Need Thee Ev­e­ry Hour,” were ush­ered in­to my mind, the thought at once tak­ing full pos­sess­ion of me.

This is special encouragement for women who do the important work of being wives and mothers as it demonstrates that the work we do can bring glory to God.  We have a great privilege to be near to God every moment of every hour.

I need thee every hour
















I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord; No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

Refrain  I need Thee, O I need Thee; Every hour I need Thee; O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.

I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby; Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.


I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain; Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.


I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will; And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.


I need Thee every hour, most Holy One; O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessèd Son.


Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on July 31, 2013

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