Friday, August 23, 2013

I Need Thee Every Hour

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

As the photo above shows, clocks are everywhere including being built into buildings.  Time creeps or flies by, depending on our circumstances.  Human beings by nature are in a constant state of need.  Oxygen, food, water, proper body temperature, and complicated bodily functions are needed constantly for human beings to survive physically.  Since God provides all of these needs for our physical well-being, all human beings are in constant physical need of God’s provisions.  In a like manner, Christians need God constantly for their spiritual well-being.  The power that comes from the indwelling Holy Spirit is a constant source of nourishment for the spiritual needs of Christians.  For blessings, peace, instruction, inspiration, and for avoiding temptations the Lord is needed every hour.  This hymn points out that the Lord is needed in all circumstances of joy or pain. 

Praise God that He responds to these needs no matter our location or the time of day.  He is there in our joy and He is there in our pain.  He is even there when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death.  Brethren, we need the Lord every hour and He will always be there for us.  What comfort and peace is ours for the asking.


I Need Thee Every Hour

Words by: Annie S. Hawks

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 in 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 bless├Ęd Son.

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