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13. 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?
Thru cloud and sunshine, O abide with me!

4 Hold Thou Thy word before my closing eyes,
Shine thru 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!

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #532

Text Information
First Line: Abide with me, fast falls the eventide
Title: Abide with Me
Author: Henry F. Lyte, 1793-1847
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Comfort; Evening Hymns; Worship of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Key: E♭ Major

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