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I Need Thee Every Hour

Words by Annie S. Hawks (1835-1918), 1872, Refrain by Robert Lowry (1826-1899), 1872
Tune: NEED by Robert Lowry (1826-1899), 1872
Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)
Time signature: 3/4
Meter: Irregular
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1. I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord; No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.
2. I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby; Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.
3. I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain; Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.
4. I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will; And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.
5. I need Thee every hour, most Holy One; O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.
Refrain: I need Thee, O I need Thee; Every hour I need Thee; O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.