I Need Thee Every Hour

Hymn of the Month

Just as a spring storm can surprise the blossoms with a frosty blast, setbacks and disappointments can arise without warning to blight our endeavors in life. At such times, it is natural for us to appeal to God, our Heavenly Father, for strength and assistance.

Our hymn, "I Need Thee Every Hour" couches similar appeals in poetic thought. The author, Annie S. Hawks (or Hawkes), goes further to assert that we need the Lord in joyful situations as well as painful ones. Considering this in the context of our earthly human relationships, how much better do we feel about those who come to us to express gratitude and share the good things of life, compared with those who just bring us their problems to solve and ask for our help all the time?

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