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I Need Thee Every Hour

Composer Peter Pindar Stearns  Text Annie Sherwood Hawkes
Topics Love (of God), Commitment, Grace
1' 20"   Price $1.00 (U.S.)   Released 4/94
Catalog no. 420-120   Difficulty Moderately Difficult

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"Peter Pindar Stearns casts new light on an easily scorned text, and his nearly strophic treatment is filled with small subtleties."­AAM Journal, February 1995

Description A new and thoroughly 20th century setting of this beloved text. And yet Stearns captures the longing and beauty of the text with his rich harmonies.

Anthem text
I need thee every hour,
most gracious Lord;
no tender voice like thine
can peace afford.

I need thee every hour;
stay thou near by;
temptations lose their power
when thou art nigh.

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.

Text: Annie Sherwood Hawkes, 1872.

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