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.
Sue Geske

Round Lake Park, IL, United States

I read Ps. 121:2 tonight: My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

I immediately thought of this hymn, and had to look it up.

I'm in my 50's and job-hunting. This hymn calms my spirit.

Dr. Nath Ndionuka Anokwute

Enugu, Nigeria

The Holy Spirit reminded me of this hymn as I prayed and acknowleged that I need God each step of my business pursuit. As God answered the prayers I raised unto HIM concerning an issue in a new project in my hands I thanked HIM and reminded God that I need HIM all through each step of my way. God is real.

Lilian Eze

Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria

I knelt before God this morning searching for divine strength to overcome sexual and lustful desires especially with the new relationship. I want to stay pure but I'm struggling and this song came to me as I read that it is only God that can help me stay pure. So LORD help me!!!

Roland Ejiro-Richard

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

This hymn reveals the inadequacy of man; thereby taking us to the throne of God for His supernatural help. Anyone who claim not to need God in his or her affairs will remain in need forever.

Memory Mudia

Harare, Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe

Lord I need Thee!!!!!!

Sherry A Lee

Midlothian, VA, United States

I was driving home tonight, a long drive in the dark and rain. Unfamiliar roads. I've recently moved from a small town to a big city 1 1/2 hours away. Even though I have new glasses, I am blind in one eye and night driving is a challenge. The rain made it worse. As I crept along slowly, I prayed asking God to help me see the way. This hymn came to mind, but I couldn't remember all the words. I looked this up when I got home. Thank You, God.

Portia Fagan Lewis

Houston, Texas, United States

I thank God for reminding me how much I need Him and that He is with me to help me in my time of need. Oh how I need Jesus!


Enugu, Nigeria

I couldn't get myself thinking about any other thing than the lyrics of this hymn. At this point in my life, in all sincerity, it is God and God alone that I need. To fight of temptations, to make decisions, to pull through hard times, God I need Thee.

Doug F

Bothell, WA, United States

I am so encouraged by the comments here! He indeed deserves our worship! I, too, woke up thinking about this song and it brought me to this site. I loved praying for all the different needs stated here. Come Lord Jesus!

Samuel Chijionwu

Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

This song "I need thee every hour" lifts my Spirit to the Presence of God. It is a wonderful song for all generations.

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.