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[I need Thee every hour] (Lowry)

Composer: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at AVest Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Robert Lowry (1872)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 1321D 7U111 (2)1( D6)55
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #450
Text: I Need Thee Every Hour
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #379
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2967
Text: I Need Thee Every Hour
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #397
Text: I Need Thee Every Hour
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #476
Text: I Need Thee Every Hour


Instances (1 - 49 of 49)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #23TextPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #451TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #449
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #336
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #450TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #423TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #404TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #578TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #379ScoreAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #556TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #320TextPage Scan
Glaubenslieder #203
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #735Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #555
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #524
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #268
Hymns of Faith #431TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #113Page Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #129
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #520
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #192TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #322TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #740TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #382
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #470b
Rejoice Hymns #506
Rejoice in the Lord #443TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #83TextPage Scan
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #571
Sing Joyfully #169Text
Singing the Faith #467
Small Church Music #78Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #97
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #638Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #449
The Cyber Hymnal #2967TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #428Text
The New Century Hymnal #517
The New National Baptist Hymnal #229
The United Methodist Hymnal #397TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #538TextFlexscore
Timeless Truths #679TextAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #674TextFlexscorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #671TextPage Scan
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #62a
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #62b
Worship and Rejoice #476TextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #190
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #399Text
Include 178 pre-1979 instances