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Hi. My name is Spencer Mangum and I arrange hymns on the piano in my spare time. These songs are completely free and are here for you. The only thing I get out of doing this is the hope that other people will enjoy it. As I am LDS (aka mormon), a number of my arrangements are specific to my faith. However, I also have a number of arrangements of other traditional hymns that are common among most Christian denominations. If you like what you find here, please share this website with your friends. Also, please leave comments. It's the only way I know if you enjoy it or not.

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I Need thee Every Hour



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"I Need Thee Every Hour" was first published in 1872. The text was first written by Annie S. Hawkes (1835-1918), with additional lyrics and music being composed by Robert Lowry (1826-1899). Lowry was a Baptist Minister in Brooklyn New York and had already successfully written several popular hymns prior to "I Need Thee Every Hour". Hawkes was a member of his congregation. Recognizing that Hawkes had talent as a poet, Lowry challenged her that if she wrote the words, he would write the music. Hawkes recalled that "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." Hawkes shortly after wrote the four verses of the hymn, with Lowry adding the chorus and music. (1, 2) The original hymn words and music in SATB format is available here.

26 comments:

  1. thank you so much for these-I have downloaded them onto my phone and have them with me often.Often moving me to tears and the desire to better myself.
    Thank you.

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  2. your arrangements are truly inspiring. my goal is to someday be able to play as beautifully as you do. looking forward to more arrangements being available as sheet music. god bless you for sharing your beautiful talent.

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  3. This is beautiful, I wish there was sheet music posted for it.

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  4. is there any way there can be a music sheet posted for this arrangement its beautiful and i would love to play it at church next Sunday...please.

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  5. This is a beautiful piece!! I kno you must be busy, but if there could be anyway you could post the sheet music it would be greatly appreciated!

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  6. This is beautiful. It's my favorite, I hope to see it available as sheet music soon. Thank you for sharing this!

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  7. Two toeshoes

    thank you for this wonderful music. you have an amazing talent. is there any way you could post shet music for this. i really would love to learn it as wonderful as you do so i can play it for sacrament meeting at church. please!!! ;)

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  8. Beautiful music! I see others have asked if you are going to post the sheet music for "I Need thee Every Hour". Is this something you plan to do in the future? It is simple and truly inspiring!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

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  9. Just wanted to let you know your work is brilliant! I have down loaded all your songs and listen to them daily. Thank you!

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  10. I. LOVE. This. Is there any chance of you posting the sheet music for it?

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  11. I. LOVE. This. Is there any chance of you posting the sheet music for it?

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  12. This is my favorite hymn. If you do come out with the sheet music, I would love to know! Beautiful arrangement. I will listen to the arrangement until I can learn to play it. :) Thank you for being so generous with your talents.

    When you publish the music, please email me at julie g williams at gmail dot com

    Thank you.

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  13. This is my favorite hymn. If you do come out with the sheet music, I would love to know! Beautiful arrangement. I will listen to the arrangement until I can learn to play it. :) Thank you for being so generous with your talents.

    When you publish the music, please email me at julie g williams at gmail dot com

    Thank you.

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  14. These arrangements are beautiful! Are you going to be posting the sheet music for this arrangement? I am playing a musical number on Sunday for sacrament and I would LOVE to play this. Please let me know, thanks!

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  15. These are beautiful! Are you going to post the sheet music to this song? I am playing a musical number in Sacrament this Sunday and would love to play your arrangement. Please let me know, thanks!

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  16. Sorry Susan. I won't have the sheet music up before Sunday. Maybe someday, but it might be quite some time. Thanks! Spencer

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  17. Ok, thank you for getting back to me. I appreciate it!

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  18. love it all ! cant wait for the sheet music. much appreciated

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  19. love it all ! cant wait for the sheet music. much appreciated

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  20. I have been looking for a piece to play in sacrament meeting and this is one of my favorite hymns! Is there any way we could get the sheet music?

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  21. I tried to download I need Thee Every Hour and it wouldn't download. Any suggestions?

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  22. That's funny, the main link looked like it would still work for me. However, this is an alternate link you can use to download the arrangement: https://www.mediafire.com/?dx9pa23qa3qv8

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  23. Hi Spencer, the link is still ok to download the mp3. Is there any way we could ask for the sheet music for I Need Thee Every Hour? i hope to play this in church soon. Beautiful arrangements! Go bless!

    Juji

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  24. This is amazing!! Would love if the sheet music could be up shortly.

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  25. Hi Spencer! What a beautiful gift of talent you have from God! Thank you for sharing it with us! These beautiful songs and your accompaniments convey the Spirit so strongly! Are you going to put the sheet music up for others to use? I am willing to pay you for it!

    -Heather

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  26. This arrangement is amazing. Will you put sheet music for it?

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