#75: Abide with Me

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)


Abide with me — fast fall the eventide,

The darkness deepens — Lord, with me abide;

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, O abide with me!


Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day,

Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away,

Change and decay in all around I see —

O Thou who changest not, abide with me!


I need Thy presence ev’ry passing hour —

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?

Who, like Thyself my guide and stay can be?

Thru clound and sunshine, O abide with me!


Hold Thou Thy word before my closing eyes,

Shine thru the gloom and point me to the skies,

Heav’n’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee —

In life, in death, O lod, abide with me!


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