Number: 543
Title: Abide with Me
Composer: William Henry Monk, 1861
Author: Henry Francis Lyte, 1847
Scripture: Psalm 102:25-26 I Corinthians 15:55
Theme: Evening Hymns

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 grow dim, 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 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, Lord, 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, in death, O Lord, abide with me.