21 August, 2008

I need thee...

I have been reminded today just how much I need God. I don't just need Him when things aren't going the way I want them to be. I need Him every hour of every day. I've had the chours of an old hymn in my head all day and have been randomly bustin' it out...don't you wish you could hear me?! ;)

Here are the words to this amazing old hymn: (the part in red is what I've been singing all day)

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, O I need Thee; Every hour I need Thee; O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.

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; teach me Thy will;And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.

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, most Holy One;O make me Thine indeed, Thou bless├Ęd Son.

I need Thee, O I need Thee; Every hour I need Thee; O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.

Here's a cool video from you tube of Selah singing I Need Thee Every hour and Through It All :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ULhi1szjk



We are in a place in our life right now where so many things are up in the air or just plain new...selling our house, finding a new home, Rich's job situation, homeschool, etc. I like to know what's going to happen w/everything and right now, I know nothing! It scares the poo out of me and I don't always handle that so well.

I've just got to remember that my God has a plan for us. He has a perfect plan! Why is that so hard for me to grasp? He doesn't need my help figuring out what will be best for my family. I'd like to help! ;)

I'll leave you tonight w/my, silent to you but very audible to my God, version:
I need Thee, O I need Thee. Every hour I need Thee. O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.

3 comments:

Erin Shipps said...

This may be one of the hardest things for us to grasp, but believe me girl, I've been there! And things wil work out...probably even better than you imagined.

Also, Glenn and I have been talking a lot about hymns lately and how they are so much more meaningful than a lot of today's songs. I love hymns with a passion.

megan said...

"I Need Thee Every Hour" was my Grandma's favorite hymn. I can't sing that song without tearing up.

Nicole said...

That's always been one of my favorite hymns. Yesterday some brazilian people at our chuch sang it in portuguese, it was beautiful. I'm just like you, I do not like the unknown. When my husband graduated and was trying to find a job it just about killed me. Good luck with everything!