I Need Thee Ev'ry Hour

1. I need thee ev'ry hour,
Most gracious Lord.
No tender voice like thine
Can peace afford.

Refrain:

I need thee, oh, I need thee;
Ev'ry hour I need thee!
Oh, bless me now, my Savior;
I come to thee!

2. I need thee ev'ry hour;
Stay thou nearby.
Temptations lose their pow'r
When thou art nigh.

3. I need thee ev'ry hour,
In joy or pain.
Come quickly and abide,
Or life is vain.

4. I need thee ev'ry hour,
Most holy One.
Oh, make me thine indeed,
Thou blessed Son!


Lyrics by Annie S. Hawks, 1835-1918
Music by Robert Lowry, 1826-1899