Song: Abide with Me in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Lyte, Henry Francis

Page 53
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 51
Verses: 4 verses

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Abide with Me, #51

Lyrics

Verse 1
Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide,
The darkness deepens–Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fall, 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 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 Thy 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, in death, O Lord, abide with me!