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99. Abide with Me

1 Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
The shadows deepen, 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 Christ who changes not, abide with me.

3 I need your presence every passing hour.
What but your grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like yourself my guide and strength can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

4 I fear no foe, with you at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness;
Where is death's sting? where, grave, your victory?
I triumph still if you abide with me.

5 Hold now your 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 Christ, abide with me.

Text Information
First Line: Abide with me; fast falls the eventide
Title: Abide with Me
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1847, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:55; Luke 24:29
Topic: Burial and Memorial; Comfort and Assurance; Evening (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: EVENTIDE
Composer: William H. Monk (1861)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Key: E♭ Major



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