I need Thee every hour

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.
I need Thee every hour,
  Stay Thou near by;
Temptations lose their power
  When Thou art nigh.
I need Thee every hour,
  In joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide,
  Or life is 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;
Oh, make me Thine indeed,
  Thou blessed Son.
Ogedengbe Nathaniel

Akure, Ondo, Nigeria

The Lord just spoke to me now about the next steps I need to take, the main purpose of my existence, I need Him to lead me through this phase of my life. I need Thee every hour,

In joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide,

Or life is vain.

Morris Daffa

West Fargo, North Dakota, United States

The song activated the holy spirit back into my soul


Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

I have been singing this song for many years and never knew the true impact until about a month ago when I was going through some life issues and it spoke me and the dam broke and I was crying so much, what am amazing song. Thank you Jesus.


Nairobi, Kericho, Kenya

The song came alive to me this Morning

Reminded of the Greatest need of Our Savior.

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Mrs. Annie Sherwood Hawks, who wrote this hymn in 1872, was born in Hoosick, New York, in 1835. She sent the hymn (five stanzas) to Dr. Lowry, who composed its tune, adding a chorus to make it more effective. It first appeared in a small collection of original songs prepared by Lowry and Doane for the National Baptist Sunday School Association, which met at Cincinnati, Ohio, November, 1872, and was sung there.

One instance, at least, of a hymn made doubly impressive by its chorus will be tested by all who have sung or heard the pleading words and music of Mrs. Hawks’ and Dr. Lowry’s “I need Thee Oh, I need Thee. ”

(The Story of the Hymns and Tunes).

Oboite Itua Deborah

Nigeria, Edo State, Nigeria

The song bless my life


Orange, CA, United States

I need thee every hour… such a beautiful hymn that says it all… Lord don’t ever let me forget how much I need thee every hour!

These words are like ointment to the weary soul… we love you Lord Jesus.

Kayode Ademokoya

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

This is my family favorite daily hymn. Soul lifting and reassuring.

Rachael Barlatt-Hughes

Kano, Nigeria

When ever my heart is broken this is the only song that came to my mind that lift my spirits up

Because I know my Jesus is there every hour.

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

The Reverend Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826, and educated at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. From his 28th year until his death, 1899, he was a faithful and successful minister of Christ but is more widely known as a composer of sacred music.

Surely every hour we need Him. From hour to hour we do not know what situations will confront us. We may say hallelujah or amen in the meeting, but when we get home, our joy may vanish, and instead of hallelujah and amen there will be silence and a long face. A problem has arisen. Or we may get chilled and catch cold. Whatever the problem, Christ is there taking care of our case. He bears us when we have a long face or are ill. His interceding never ceases. His ability to take care of us is unlimited because He is the almighty God. His priesthood is an interceding ministry in the heavens, in the Holy of Holies, before God for us.