O God, I Need Thee was written in 1951 by the late pastor/preacher/teacher/mystic/theologian Rev. Howard Thurman. Rev. Thurman was a great influence in the life and ministry of Dr. King. So, in honor of Dr. King, I also honor one who taught and shaped and molded him into the man that he was.
Here is a snippet of Thurman's prayer O God, I Need Thee: