Abide with us

Savior abide with us the day is almost gone

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Saviour, abide with us!
The day is now far gone;
We would obtain a blessing thus
By coming to Thy throne.

2 We have not reached that land,
That happy land, as yet,
Where holy angels round Thee stand,
Whose sun can never set.

3 Our sun is sinking now;
Our day is almost o’er;
O Sun of Righteousness, do Thou
Shine on us evermore.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #39

Author: John Mason Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Savior abide with us the day is almost gone
Title: Abide with us
Author: John Mason Neale
Refrain First Line: Wash me whiter than snow
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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A Church Hymn Book #194

Bible Songs #d170

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Church Hymnal #322

Church Hymns with Tunes #26

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Gloria Deo #39

Responsive Vesper Services for use at Chautauqua Assemblies.... #d45

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The Epworth Hymnal #25

The Friends' Hymnal #d513

The Gem #d123

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The Song Companion to the Scriptures #380

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The Sunday School Hymnal #134b

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #190

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Voices of Praise #20

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