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 perverse 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 Thyself, 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.
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, Lord, abide with me