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EVENING WORSHIP


Abide with Me! Fast Falls the Eventide 9
(EVENTIDE. 10,10,10,10)
Henry F. Lyte, 1847 William H. Monk, 1861
 
  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!
  2. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
    Earth's joys growdim, its glories pass away;
    Change and decay in all around I see;
    O thou who changest not, abide with me!
  3. I need thy presence ever 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!
  4. 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!
  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 and death, O Lord abide with me!
    A-men

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