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Abide with us

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1 Blessed Jesus, meek and lowly,
With us here take thine abode;
We would fain like thee be holy,
Humbly walking with our God.
We would thy sweet Spirit cherish,
Welcome in our hearts thy stay;
Lest without thine aid we perish,
O, abide with us, we pray.

2 Guide us in the path of heaven,
Rugged tho' that path may be;
Let each bitter cup that's given,
Serve to draw us nearer thee.
In thy footsteps traced before us,
There we see earth's scorn and frown;
There is suf'ring ere the glory,
There's a cross before the crown.

3 In thy vineyard let us labor,
Of thy goodness let us tell;
All is ill without thy favor,
With thy presence all is well.
While the ev'ning shadows gather,
Thro' this dreary night of tears,
Tarry with us, O our Saviour,
Till the morning light appears.

4 Then with thee may we forever
Reign with all the good and blest,
Where no sin from thee can sever,
Where the weary are at rest.
There to praise the matchless Giver,
There with angels to adore
Him who did thro' grace deliver
Us from death forevermore.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #640

Author: Annie Rebekah Smith

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Text Information

First Line: Blessed Jesus, meek and lowly
Title: Abide with us
Author: Annie Rebekah Smith



This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.

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[Blessed Jesus, hear Thy children]



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Christ in Song #d55

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Christ in Song #640

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Hymns and Tunes #462

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d120

The Church Hymnal #268

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #115

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #501

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