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577. 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 every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
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, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

5 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
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Evening Hymns; Fellowship: with God
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Abide with me: fast falls the eventide]
Composer: William H. Monk
Key: E♭ Major



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