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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | May 20, 2018

ABIDE WITH ME

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide

Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1847)

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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 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 Lord who changes not, abide with me.

3 I need your presence every passing hour.

What but your grace can foil the tempter’s power?

Who like yourself my guide and strength can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

4 I fear no foe with you at hand to bless,

though ills have weight, and tears their bitterness.

Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, your victory?

I triumph still, if you abide with me.

5 Hold now your Word 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.

Psalter Hymnal

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