Day 9: When You Need God (and when don’t we?)

I love the retuned or rehymned movement going on now, where an old hymn gets revived with a new melody. By far, my favorites come from Indelible Grace and this recent find off the live The Hymn Sing album became an immediate favorite.

The old hymn, “I Need Thee Every Hour,” has such powerful words that fit so many of us.

Sing it peacefully; sing it pleadingly. Shout it in anguish; whisper it when near despair. It’s a confident statement of faith; and it’s a desperate cry for help.

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.
I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

I need Thee, O I need Thee;
O I need Thee every hour;
I need you Lord, O bless me now,
My Savior, I come to Thee.

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 blessed Son

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This is Day 9 of 31 Days of Prayer for the Hurting (click to find links to the entire series).
To read more great 31 Dayer posts, check out the original site, hosted by The Nester.

I’m also linking up with Into the Beautiful:

The Scenic Route

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5 Comments

  1. Beautiful song! I’m loving this trend of reviving older hymns too!

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  2. Maria Dupuis

     /  January 5, 2013

    I don’t recall ever hearing this one-thanks for sharing and enlightening me.

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  3. Hi there. Seems we are on the same track. I am not familiar with this version but it is beautiful. Thanks for visiting my page and sharing this song with me. Blessings

    Reply
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