856. Abide with Me

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, O abide with me!

2 I need your presence ev'ry passing hour:
What but your grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?
Who like yourself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me!

3 I fear no foe with you at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, your victory?
I triumph still, if you abide with me!

4 Hold then your cross before my closing eyes:
Shine through 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!

Text Information
First Line: Abide with me! fast falls the eventide
Title: Abide with Me
Author: Henry F. Lyte, 1793-1847 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Courage; Cross; Darkness (7 more...)
Source: Remains, 1850, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861

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