Song: Abide with Me in Pearls of Praise

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Details

Published in Pearls of Praise (Copyright 1893, by the Amstutz Music Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Lyte, Henry Francis as Lytle, H. F.

Page 111
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 105
Verses: 4 verses

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Abide with Me, #105

Lyrics

Verse 1
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, oh, abide with me.

Verse 2
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,
Oh, thou who changest not, abide with me.

Verse 3
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?
Thro’ cloud and sunshine, oh, abide with me.

Verse 4
Hold thou the cross before my closing eyes,
Shine thro’ the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee,
In life, and death, O Lord, abide with me.