I Need Thee Every Hour



  1. 1. I need thee every hour,

    Most gracious Lord.

    No tender voice like thine

    Can peace afford.

  2. [Chorus]

    I need thee, oh, I need thee;

    Every hour I need thee!

    Oh, bless me now, my Savior;

    I come to thee!

  3. 2. I need thee every hour;

    Stay thou nearby.

    Temptations lose their pow’r

    When thou art nigh.

  4. 3. I need thee every hour,

    In joy or pain.

    Come quickly and abide,

    Or life is vain.

  5. 4. I need thee every hour,

    Most holy One.

    Oh, make me thine indeed,

    Thou blessed Son!

Text: Annie S. Hawks, 1835–1918

Music: Robert Lowry, 1826–1899