543. Abide with Me

1 Abide with me, fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
help of the helpless, O abide with me!

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
change and decay in all around I see.
O Thou who changest not, abide with me!

3 I need thy presence every passing hour;
what but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me!

4 Hold Thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;
heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee.
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

Text Information
First Line: Abide with me; fast falls the eventide
Title: Abide with Me
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1847)
Publication Date: 2010
Scripture: Luke 24:29
Topic: The Church at Worship: Seasons of Life; Aging
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk (1861)
Key: E♭ Major

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