1. Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee,
From this good hour, oh, leave me nevermore;
Then shall the discord cease, the wound be 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. As some rare perfume in a vase of clay,
Pervades it with a fragrance not its own,
So, when Thou dwellest in a mortal soul,
All Heaven’s own sweetness seems around it thrown.
4. 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.
5. 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.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #6561||Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee||Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee||[Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee]||Harriet Beecher Stowe||10.10.10.10|
|The Cyber Hymnal #8||Abide in Me, O Lord||Abide in me, O Lord, and I in Thee||CUBA||Harriet Stowe||10.10.10.10||<cite>Plymouth Collection</cite>, 1855|