365. Abide with me, Fast Falls the Eventide

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 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, Fast Falls the Eventide
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1861)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:31; 1 Corinthians 15:53-55; Job 14:1; Psalm 90:10; Malachi 3:6; Luke 24:29
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: EVENTIDE
Composer: William H. Monk (1861)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Key: E♭ Major



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