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We Need Him Through it All

"I did not un­der­stand at first why this hymn had touched the great throb­bing heart of hu­man­i­ty. It was not un­til long af­ter, when the sha­dow fell over my way, the sha­dow of a great loss, that I un­der­stood some­thing of the com­fort­ing pow­er in the words which I had been per­mit­ted to give out to others in my hour of sweet se­ren­i­ty and peace."

- Annie Hawks on her composition I Need Thee Every Hour after the death of her husband

We need Him every hour indeed. I'm a bit surprised at myself for saying 'every hour.' I have been listening to and singing this song like forever but haven't really thought seriously of the every hour bit. I took it as just some poetic appeal to the song. But as Ketsana's rage became more clear to me on top of all the other global issues we are facing, every hour has taken on a new meaning.

It's great timing for Through it All to be included in this video. I find

"for if I never had a problem,
I wouldn't know that He could solve them
I wouldn't know what faith in God could do..."

a logic I accept. Here's to stronger faith and more acknowledgment of our need for a Saviour.

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Anonymous said…
Very touching and moving my friend. Excellent :) Aloha
Jewel said…
Yes, every hour. Wow, I never thought of it either. But every hour, the flood waters may raise.

Thanks for sharing this. It has always been one of my favorite songs, especially as sung by Selah!
Mary said…
Beautiful song with words that are true...we do need Him every hour. Selah does a beautiful job of touching our hearts with their voices, but just the words themselves are what make it move the spirit to faith, trust, humility and peace.

God bless,
Hazel said…
Thom, my favorite among the graphics is of that soldiers and civilians huddled together in prayer :-) Aloha!

Jewel and Mary, I'm new to Selah but I like her already :) She does a beautiful job on these great christian songs.
Anya said…
So true and very touching ;)
Special song today !!
Debbie said…
Oh how I've learned that I need Him every hour. I don't know what I'd do without Him. A wonderful song that I've sung many times but enjoy hearing again and again.
Love this old hymn and this arrangement by the group Selah!
Cathy said…
That is just beautiful, Sita. I love Selah. Thank God He is always with us. I also need Him every hour.
Marina said…
Always moves me- I even love Through it all

Thanks for sharing
Karen said…
I LOVE this version of this beautiful song! Actually posted about it a few weeks ago...just beautiful...and the background story makes it all the more a great blessing!
sleigh beds said…
It's awesome, very touching.

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