The United Methodist Hymnal


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, O I need thee; 
	every hour I need thee; 
	O bless me now, my Savior, I come to thee.

2.	I need thee every hour; stay thou nearby; 
	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; 
	O make me thine indeed, thou blessed Son. 

WORDS: Annie S. Hawks, 1872
MUSIC: Robert Lowry, 1873
Scripture: John 15:5
Theme: Aspiration and Resolve; Calmness and Serenity; Commitment; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Personal Holiness; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Prayer, Trust, Hope