I need the every hour

Hymn number 98 in the LDS Hymn book is:

I need thee Every Hour;

1. I need thee ev’ry hour,
Most gracious Lord.
No tender voice like thine
Can peace afford.

I need thee, oh, I need thee;                     alone
Ev’ry hour I need thee!
Oh, bless me now, my Savior;
I come to thee!

2. I need thee ev’ry hour;
Stay thou nearby.
Temptations lose their pow’r
When thou art nigh.

3. I need thee ev’ry hour,
In joy or pain.
Come quickly and abide,
Or life is vain.

4. I need thee ev’ry hour,
Most holy One.
Oh, make me thine indeed,
Thou blessed Son!

Text: Annie S. Hawks, 1835-1918
Music: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899

This has become my personal theme song. I struggle so much with depression, anxiety and other aspects of my mental illness and I really do need my Savior every hour. I have learned to drop down on my knees or at least offer a prayer in my heart when things get tough.

I was feeling pretty low this morning and I went for a walk and sang this song to myself as I walked.  Suddenly It started to snow and I looked up in the sky at the most beautiful and amazing site ever as those swirling flakes fell out of the blue gray sky on to my face.  It felt like he was really there, and when I asked “Do you know and love me personally?” I felt really warm though it was cold outside.  When people aren’t there for me, God is. I need him, I love him and I testify of his love for all of his children.