580. 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
Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:13; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57; 1 John 2:17; 2 Peter 1:19; Ecclesiastes 12:2; Hebrews 13:6; James 1:17; Luke 24:29; Malachi 3:6; Matthew 28:20; Psalm 10:14; Psalm 23; Romans 8:38-39; Song of Solomon 2:17
Topic: Our Response to Christ: In Devotion; Our Response to God : in the morning and evening; The Church Celebrates: Death and Grieving (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major

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