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782. 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, oh, 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 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, thy 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
Title: Abide with Me
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1847)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Scripture:
Topic: Abiding
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Abide_with_Me); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (342); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (329)
Tune Information
Name: EVENTIDE
Composer: William H. Monk (1861)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Abide_with_Me); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (342); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (329)



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