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
I’m also linking up with Into the Beautiful: