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Abide with me fast falls the eventide The darkness




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.


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.


I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.


Not a brief glance I beg, A passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st With Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, Patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, But abide with me.


Come not in terror, As the King of kings,
But kind and good, With healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, A heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, Thus abide with me.


Thou on my head In every youth didst smile,
And though rebellious And perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, Oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.


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


Keep Thou Thy cross 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.


---Alternative verses---


Come not in terrors, As the King of kings,
But kind and good, With healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, A heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, And thus 'bide with me.


Thou on my head In early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious And perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, Oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.


I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where, death, thy sting? where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still if Thou abide with me.


Hold Thou Thy cross 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.

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LYRICS
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1847
      Bible Refs: Mt 28:20; Lk 24:29; Rm 8:37-39; 1 Co 15:55;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 972
      1965# 500
      1977# 502
      1962# 686
      1956# 295
      1994# 9
      2004# 852
      1919# 13
      1960# 10
      2000# 62
      1920# 12
      1998# 24
      2000# 10
      2000# 4
      1996# 561
      1899# 828
      1890# 20
      1874# 14
      1904# 23
      1983# 13
      1950# 27
      1922# 27
      1983# 665
      1988# 425
      # 419
      1964# 560
      2000# 2
      1996# 6
      # 2
      1954# 948
      1925# 10
      1869# 30
      # 297
      1869# 20
      1999# 495
      1991# 2
      1925# 200
      1931# 437
      # 800
      1908# 18
      1938# 16
      1917# 44
      1906# 363
      1903# 14
      1971# 180
      1916# 18
      1940# 467
      1982# 662
      1986# 331
      1999# 586
      1961# 335
      1989# 700
      1885# 597
      1900# 20
      MUSIC
      Name: EVENTIDE
      Meter: 10 10 10 10
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1861
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        10 10 10 10
        10 10 10 10
        10 10 10 10

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