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Abide With Me Ever

Without thee, my Savior I nothing can do

Author: John Henry Yates
Tune: [Without Thee, my Savior, I nothing can do]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Without Thee, my Saviour, I nothing can do;
I strive, but I fail to be faithful and true;
My strength is but weakness, and faint is my heart,
Unless Thou art nigh me Thy grace to impart.

Abide with me ever, O Saviour, abide,
My Refuge in danger, in darkness, my Guide.

2 Without Thee, my Saviour, I struggle in vain;
I sink ‘neath the wave with no arm to sustain;
But when Thou art with me to strengthen my soul,
I cling to the Rock though the waves o’er me roll. [Refrain]

3 Without Thee, my Saviour, I cannot prevail
When foes of my soul with their weapons assail;
But when Thou art with me to gird me with might,
I march to the battle, and win in the fight. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #50

Author: John Henry Yates

Rev. John H. Yates, was born in Batavia, N. Y., November 31, 1837. He was educated at the Batavia Union School, but at the age of eighteen was forced to engage in business as a clerk to help maintain his aged parents. For several years he was with his brother, Thomas Yates, in the shoe business; afterwards, for seven years, salesman in G. B. Worthington's hardware store. In 1871 he took charge of the fancy goods department in E. L. & G. D. Kenyon's double store and remained there fifteen years. In 1886 he was called to be local editor of the Progressive Batavian, and filled the position nearly ten years. When twenty-one years of age Mr. Yates was licensed to preach in the Methodist church, but was not ordained until 1897. For nearly seven y… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Without thee, my Savior I nothing can do
Title: Abide With Me Ever
Author: John Henry Yates
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Abide with me ever, O Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Songs No. 1 #50

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