Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

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CGS No.: 
84

Verse 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.

Verse 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!

Verse 3
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, thus abide with me.

Verse 4
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.

Verse 5
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.

Verse 5
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!