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Abide With Me, My Savior Blest

Abide with me, my Savior blest

Translator: J. C. Aaberg; Author: H. A. Timm
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Abide with me, my Savior blest,
The shades of night will hide me,
If to Thy home of peace and rest
Thy Spirit doth not guide me.
Abide with me, Thou Light of life,
Drive from my soul all sin and strife,
All fear of death forever.

2 Abide with me, my Savior blest,
That like a palm I flourish;
Thou art the Vine, and I, at best,
The branch Thy strength doth nourish.
O Vine from Eden's balmy shore,
My peace and strength Thou dost restore;
I cannot live without Thee.

3 Abide with me, my Savior blest,
Thro' all my earthly danger.
My weary soul can find no rest,
I am on earth a stranger.
O save Thou me from Satan's pow'r,
Be with me till my latest hour
And like a Shepherd lead me.

4 Abide with me, my Savior blest,
When night grows dark and somber;
I know if Thou wilt be my Guest
That I in peace shall slumber.
Be with me in the hour of death,
And tell me at my passing breath:
To heaven I will lead thee.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #286

Translator: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

Author: H. A. Timm

Herman Andreas Timm born 28 October 1800. Death 4 november 1866 in Magleby on Amager, where he served as a priest. Psalm Author represented in the Danish Psalmebog for Kirke go Hjem. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Abide with me, my Savior blest
Title: Abide With Me, My Savior Blest
Danish Title: Bliv hos mig, kaere Herre Krist
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Author: H. A. Timm
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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American Lutheran Hymnal #286

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Hymnal for Church and Home #237

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #237

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