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Behold, 'Tis Eventide

Abide with me, 'tis eventide

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: WELCOME GUEST
Published in 8 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Abide with me; ’tis eventide.
The day is past and gone;
The shadows of the evening fall;
The night is coming on.
Within my heart a welcome guest,
Within my home abide.

[Chorus:]
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, ’tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, ’tis eventide.

2. Abide with me; ’tis eventide.
Thy walk today with me
Has made my heart within me burn,
As I communed with thee.
Thy earnest words have filled my soul
And kept me near thy side. [Chorus]

3. Abide with me; ’tis eventide,
And lone will be the night
If I cannot commune with thee
Nor find in thee my light.
The darkness of the world, I fear,
Would in my home abide. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #165

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Abide with me, 'tis eventide
Title: Behold, 'Tis Eventide
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Savior, stay this night with me
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6
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Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #165

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #46

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The Cyber Hymnal #6

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