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WITandWISDOM(tm) – October 12, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Love many, hate few, learn to paddle your own canoe. - American Proverb

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://home.comcast.net/~mrs.carol/

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://home.comcast.net/~mrs.carol/


Annie Hawks who lived in the 1800s related the following:

“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.”

Some years later, after the death of her husband, Hawks wrote:

“I did not understand at first why this hymn had touched the great throbbing heart of humanity. It was not until long after, when the shadow fell over my way, the shadow of a great loss, that I understood something of the comforting power in the words which I had been permitted to give out to others in my hour of sweet serenity and peace.”

After writing the lyrics, Hawks gave them to her pastor, Robert Lowry, who added the tune and refrain. The hymn was first published at the National Baptist Sunday School Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, in November 1872.

I Need Thee Every Hour
By Annie Hawks

1. I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

2. I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

3. I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.

4. I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.

5. I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.


I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.

Submitted by Leora DeWitt

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Famous Last Words . . .

Well, we're the next best thing to a bank.

It's OK to format this disk.

I bet I can fit in there.

Just tell them you're a friend of mine.

Hey ya'll, watch this!

No, honey, I'm sure I locked the door!

Here goes nothing!

Ha, that's just a story they made up to scare the kids.

I'm all right; it's just a minor cut.

Last one, I promise.

Source: Laughter for a Saturday


My daughter's fifth grade class had been studying astronomy.

One morning over breakfast she announced, "On Friday we're having a quiz on the moon."

At once her little brother's eyes got big and he asked, "Are you gonna let her go, Mom?"

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/

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