24. 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, Lord, abide with me.

4 I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;
ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's dark sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.

5 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 Francis Lyte (1793-1847)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Scripture: Psalm 13; Psalm 61; Psalm 91; Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9; 1 John 4:7-21
Topic: Evening; Faith/Trust; Funeral
Tune Information
Name: EVENTIDE
Composer: William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major



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