Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent
words of the "I Need Thee Every Hour" lyrics, Annie Sherwood Hawks (May 28, 1836-January 3, 1918),
was born in Hoosick, New York, United States and
achieved fame as a hymn writer of over 300 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "I Need Thee Every Hour", Robert Lowry (March 12, 1826-November 25, 1899),
was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and
became famous as a Baptist minister, composer, music editor, hymn writer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: I Need Thee Every Hour
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Annie Sherwood Hawks (May 28, 1836
to January 3, 1918)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Robert Lowry (March 12, 1826 to
November 25, 1899)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord; No tender voice like Thine can peace afford"
First Publication Date:
I Need Thee Every Hour Lyrics
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.
I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
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;
O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessèd Son.