Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

    Printer-friendly versionSend by email
    CGS No.: 

    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!