I need thee every hour by Annie Sherwood Hawks (1835-1918) with refrain written by Lowry, is one of the most used hymns of all times. Sankey, the great revival musician for Dwight Moody, used this hymn at the National Baptist Sunday School Association Convention the same year, 1872. It then appeared in Royal Diadem for the Sunday School, an 1873 collection compiled by Lowry and William Doane. This mp3 was compiled byJuan Fernando Ortega (born March 2, 1957) is a singer-songwriter in contemporary Christian music. He is noted both for his interpretations of many traditional hymns and songs. it is a touching and deeply inspiring hymn.