EVENTIDE (Monk)

Composer: William Henry Monk

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Tune Information

Composer: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Incipit: 33215 65543 34565
Key: E♭ Major

Texts

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

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Notes

According to some sources, William H. Monk (PHH 332) wrote EVENTIDE for Lyte's text in ten minutes. As the story goes, Monk was attending a hymnal committee meeting for the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern of which he was music editor. Realizing that this text had no tune, Monk sat down at the piano and composed EVENTIDE. The hymn was then published in that edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. The tune has always been associated with this text.

EVENTIDE is a modest tune, much loved in the Christian church. Though often used for solemn occasions, the tune must not be sung too slowly. Try singing one of the middle stanzas without accompaniment. Organists should keep a firm and steady tempo.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #63
Text: Abide with Me
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #217
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5
Text: Abide with Me (Lyte)
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #171
Text: And Is It So?
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #249
Text: As Shadows Lengthen
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #11018
Text: Go To The Grave In All thy Glorious Prime
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #442
Text: Abide with Me
Timeless Truths #782
Text: Abide with Me
  • Abide_with_Me.pdf (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #700
Text: Abide with Me
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #274
Text: An Upper Room with Evening Lamps
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #521
Text: Abide with Me

Instances

Instances (1 - 79 of 79)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #459TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #601
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #618
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #10Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #6
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #63TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #88TextFlexScorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #543TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #428TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #636TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #217ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #588TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #393
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #580TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #689
Common Praise (1998) #24TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #10TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #2TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #561TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #629TextPage Scan
Glaubenslieder #409
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #836Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Great Songs of the Church #33
Himnos de la Iglesia #77
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #8
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #662TextFlexScorePage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #653
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #665
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #467
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #425Text
Hymns of Faith #541TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #139Page Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #128
Hymns to the Living God #328Text
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #20
Les Chants du Pèlerin #111
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #466TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #878Text
Lutheran Worship #490TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #807TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #21
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #478Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #543TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #261b
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #473
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #532
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #752
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #442Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #175
Rejoice in the Lord #440TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #6TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #50
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #362
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #520
Sing Joyfully #577TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #141
Small Church Music #13Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #106
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #642Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #757
The Cyber Hymnal #5TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #171TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #249TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11018TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #419Text
The New Century Hymnal #99TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #331TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #50
The United Methodist Hymnal #700TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #58
The Worshiping Church #365TextFlexScorePage Scan
Timeless Truths #782TextAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #586
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #402TextFlexScorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #436TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #274TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #521TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #168
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #499
Include 277 pre-1979 instances



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