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.
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
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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.
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Display Title: Abide With me, My Savior BlestFirst Line: Abide with me, my Savior blestTune Title: WINDINGAuthor: J. C. Aaberg; H. A. TimmMeter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7Date: 1930Subject: The Christian Life | Cross and Comfort
Display Title: Abide With Me, My Savior BlestFirst Line: Abide with me, my Savior blestTune Title: [Abide with me, my Savior blest]Author: H. A. TimmMeter: 8,7, 8,7,8,8,7Date: 1927Subject: Following Christ |
Display Title: Abide With Me, My Savior BlestFirst Line: Abide with me, my Savior blestTune Title: [Abide with me, my Savior blest]Author: H. A. TimmMeter: 8,7, 8,7,8,8,7Date: 1928Subject: Following Christ |