Song: Abide with Me in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4

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Published in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4 (Copyright 1897, by John J. Hood)

Lyricist(s):
Lyte, Henry Francis

Page 195
Format: Mixed words and music
Designation: 195
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Verses: 5 verses

Associated Tunes

Eventide, #195

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; O thou, who changest not, abide with me!

Verse 3
I need thy presence every passing hour;
What but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me!

Verse 4
I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? where grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.

Verse 5
Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!