Abide in Me, O Lord

Representative Text

1 Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee;
From this good hour, O leave me never more;
Then shall the discord cease, the wounded healed,
The lifelong bleeding of the soul be o’er.

2 Abide in me; o’ershadow by Thy love
Each half-formed purpose and dark thought of sin;
Quench, ere it rise, each selfish, low desire,
And keep my soul as Thine, calm and divine.

3 Abide in me; there have been moments blest
When I have heard Thy voice and felt Thy power;
Then evil lost its grasp, and passion hushed,
Owned the divine enchantment of the hour.

4 These were but seasons, beautiful and rare;
Abide in me and they shall ever be;
Fulfill at once Thy precept and my prayer;
Come, and abide in me, and I in Thee.

Amen.

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #195

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Stowe, Harriet, née Beecher, daughter of the Rev. Lyman Beecher, D.D., was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, June 15, 1812. In 1832, her father having been appointed President of Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, she removed therewith the family; and in 1833 was married to the Rev. Calvin E. Stowe, D.D., Professor of Languages and Biblical Literature in the same Institution. Her high reputation as an author is well known; and the immense success of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which first appeared in The National Era, in 1852, ensures her a lasting reputation. She has also written other well-known works. Three of her hymns appeared in the Plymouth Collection, edited by her brother, H. W. Beecher, in 1855:— 1. Still, still with Thee, when purple mo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee
Title: Abide in Me, O Lord
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MORECAMBE

MORECAMBE was composed in 1870 by Frederick C. Atkinson (b. Norwich, England, 1841; d. East Dereham, England, 1896) as a setting for Henry Lyte's "Abide with Me" (442). It was first published in G. S. Barrett and E.J. Hopkins's Congregational Church Hymnal (1887). The tune is named for a coastal tow…

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