462. 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 ev'ry passing hour:
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?
Thro' cloud and sunshine, O abide with me!

4 Hold Thou the cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies:
Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee:
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Abide with me: fast falls the eventide
Title: Abide with Me
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Language: English
Publication Date: 1967
Topic: Devotional; Evening hymns; Prayer: Hymns of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: [Abide with me: fast falls the eventide]
Composer: William H. Monk
Key: E♭ Major



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