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The Mission Hymnal, Enlarged Edition, 1913002
Abide with Me: Fast Falls the EventideRev. Henry F. Lyte (1793-1847)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
002EventideWilliam Henry Monk (1823-1889)10.10.10.10.

1Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide:
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.
2Swift 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.
3I 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.
4I 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.
5Hold 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. Amen.
Genesis16:13And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
Genesis18:3And said, My LORD, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Genesis28:17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Deuteronomy31:6-86 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. 8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Job9:33Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.
Psalm4:8I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
Psalm86:17Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
Psalm90:6-96 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. 7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
Psalm121:4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Song of Songs2:17Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
Jeremiah14:8O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
Hosea11:7,87 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him. 8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
Malachi3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Luke24:29But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
John14:23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John15:4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Romans5:5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans8:28-3028 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Romans13:11And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
1 Corinthians15:55,5655 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1 Corinthians15:57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians4:17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
Ephesians3:16,1716 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
1 Thessalonians5:17Pray without ceasing.
1 John2:17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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