"Abide With Me" as written by Rupert Christie, Henry Francis Lyte and Will Henry Monk....
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.


Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.


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.


Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.


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.


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.


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.




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"Abide With Me" as written by Will Henry Monk Henry Francis Lyte

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    General CommentThis is a song that takes you on a journey through the phases of life. First, a person realizes that the world is quickly deteriorating and coming to an end. The person is not dying him/her-self, but he/she sees that the world is. Next, the person realizes that things that used to be coveted and bring joy on Earth are losing their charm, but still, God will not change. Then, the person is faced with enemies and sicknesses, but he/she is not afraid because God is right there. Lastly, the person is on his/her death bed, asking Jesus to hold his cross before his/her eyes so that he/she can see that Jesus also had to cross over from life to death so he understands. Morning break is the person's ascent into heaven and in life and death, the Lord God of heaven will abide with us all if we abide with him as we live.
    teara11on March 18, 2007   Link

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