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In Times Like These (Video, History and Lyrics) Adventist Hymnal #593

In Times Like These: History of the Hymn Some of the best-loved Christian hymns have come out of a sense of helplessness to what is going on in the world of the authors and this song is no exception. This song was composed during the fearful days at the height of World War II when despair over the war was everywhere. The year was 1943. Ruth Caye Jones It seemed to many during that time that the allies were bogged down in Italy and other countries and the war was going nowhere. The world economies were at breaking points with rations everywhere.  It is out of this atmosphere that a housewife and pastor's wife in Pennsylvania, Ruth Caye Jones was drawn to 2 Timothy 3, "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come..." As she read this chapter a song began composing in her head, "In Times Like These We Need A Savior". While it is the reading of 2 Timothy 3 that initially inspired her, the words show that at the back of her mind sh