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799. 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 I need thy presence ev’ry 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.

3 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.

4 Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;
heaven’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: fast falls the eventide
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1793-1847)
Publication Date: 1997
Scripture: ;
Topic: Hymns and Spiritual Songs: The Christian Life
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Randall Giles (b. 1950)
Key: a minor
Copyright: © 1997 Randall Giles

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