Texas blues giant "Lightning Hopkins" recorded this song in 1952. Organised religion wasn't an important element in Lightning's life, and "Needed Time" seems to have been the only religious song in his recorded repertoire. This song was also used in a great movie called "Sounder", directed by Martin Ritt in 1972. It tells the story of a sharecropper's family trying to survive the depression. Capo on I, playing in E position.