A Story of Inspiration

Hymn Inspiration

In the middle of your busy day, have you ever found yourself suddenly inspired to write a song? This happened to Annie S. Hawks in 1872 when she penned the words to the hymn I Need Thee Every Hour.

This is how she described it,

“One day as a young wife and mo­ther of 37 years of age, I was bu­sy with my reg­u­lar house­hold tasks. Sud­den­ly, I be­came so filled with the sense of near­ness to the Mast­er that, won­der­ing how one could live with­out Him, ei­ther in joy or pain, these words, ‘I Need Thee Ev­e­ry Hour,’ were ush­ered in­to my mind, the thought at once tak­ing full pos­sess­ion of me. Seating myself by the open window in the balmy air of the bright June day, I caught up my pencil and the words were soon committed to paper.”

Isn’t it amazing how God allows you to see Him both in the momentous events and the everyday tasks of life? When I found out the history of this hymn, I was immediately drawn to it.

Annie Hawks was a wife and mother, just like me.

She was busy taking care of her home, just like me.

She needed her Lord continually …

… just like me.


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11 thoughts on “A Story of Inspiration

  1. Love it! I’ve grown in my maturity of worship lately and sometimes I just find myself singing out praises to my own tune (which isn’t very good btw, but thankfully the Lord doesn’t mind!)

  2. I love this!! I didn’t know that, but I find myself singing that hymn throughout the house almost every day!

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