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20. 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 ev'ry passing hour;
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?
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, your 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;
Heav'n'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 F. Lyte, 1793-1847
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: All Souls: November 2nd; Funeral: Sacraments; Burdens (12 more...)
Tune Information
Name: EVENTIDE
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Arranger: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, b. 1953
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: arr. © 2000, GIA Publications, Inc.



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