8. Abide in Me, O Lord

1. Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee,
From this good hour, oh, leave me nevermore;
Then shall the discord cease, the wound be healed,
The lifelong bleeding of the soul be o’er.

2. Abide in me; o’ershadow by Thy love
Each half formed purpose and dark thought of sin;
Quench ere it rise each selfish, low desire,
And keep my soul as Thine, calm and divine.

3. As some rare perfume in a vase of clay,
Pervades it with a fragrance not its own,
So, when Thou dwellest in a mortal soul,
All Heaven’s own sweetness seems around it thrown.

4. Abide in me; there have been moments blest
When I have heard Thy voice and felt Thy power;
Then evil lost its grasp; and passion, hushed,
Owned the divine enchantment of the hour.

5. These were but seasons beautiful and rare;
Abide in me, and they shall ever be;
Fulfill at once Thy precept and my prayer,
Come, and abide in me, and I in Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee
Title: Abide in Me, O Lord
Author: Harriet Stowe (1855)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Source: Plymouth Collection, 1855
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: CUBA
Composer: Anonymous (1853)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Incipit: 51232 17665 51232
Key: A Major
Source: Templi Carmina, by George Kingsley (Northampton, Massachusetts: 1853).
Copyright: Public Domain



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