166. 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, oh, abide with me!

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!

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?
Thru cloud and sunshine, 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
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Closing; Comfort; Evening (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823–1889
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Incipit: 33215 65543 34565
Key: E♭ Major

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