Abide With Me

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 abide with me

 

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile

And though rebellious and per verse meanwhile

Thou hast not left me though I oft left Thee

On to the close Lord abide with me

 

I need Thy presence every passing hour

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power

Who like Thy self my guide and stay can be

Through cloud and sunshine abide with me

 

I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless

Ills have no weight tears lose their bitterness

Where is thy sting death

Where grave thy victory

I triumph still abide with me

 

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies

Thy morning breaks and earthly shadows flee

In life in death, Lord abide with me

In life in death, Lord abide with me