I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
no tender voice like thine can peace afford.
I need thee, O I need thee;I need thee every hour; stay thou nearby;
every hour I need thee;
O bless me now, my Savior, I come to thee.
temptations lose their power when thou art nigh. (Refrain)
I need thee every hour, in joy or pain;
come quickly and abide, or life is vain. (Refrain)
I need thee every hour; teach me thy will;
and thy rich promises in me fulfill. (Refrain)
I need thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me thine indeed, thou blessed Son. (Refrain)
Text: Annie S. Hawks (1872)
Tune: NEED, 64.64+Refrain, by Robert Lowry (1873)