Hymn 239 - Abide with Me

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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

ev’ry 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,

Lord, abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross

before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom

and point me to the skies.

Heav’n’s morning breaks and

earth’s vain shadows flee;

In life, in death,

O Lord, abide with me.