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3 The friends gone there before me,
And find true life begin!"
4 I hear the invitation,
And fain would rise and come,
995 Abide with me, for it is toward evening.-Luke 24, 29.
ABIDE with me,fast falls the eventide;
The darkness thickens: Lord, with
[flee, When other helpers fail, and comforts Help of the helpless, O abide with me! 2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass
Change and decay in all around I see: O Thou who changest not, abide with me! 3 Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word, But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free, Come not to sojourn, but abide with me; 4 Come not in terrors, as the King of kings, But kind and good, with healing in Thy
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea; Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with
5 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, O abide with me!
6 I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless: Ills have no weight, and tears no bitter
Where is death's sting? where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me. 7 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!
996 At evening time it shall be light.—
Zech. 14, 7.
1ALife's little day is near its close,
Tevening time-when day is done,
And all the glare and heat are gone, And gentle dews foretel repose, To crown my faith before the night, At evening time let there be light. 2 At evening time-when labour's past, Though storms and toils have marred my day,
Mercy has tempered every blast, [way, And love and hope have cheered the Now let the parting hour be bright, At evening time let there be light! 3 God doth send light at evening time, And bid the fears, the doubtings flee I trust His promises sublime! His glory now is risen on me; His full salvation is in sight! At evening time, there now is light.
997 The time of my departure is at
hand.-2 Tim. 4, 6.
1 THE hour of my departure's come, I hear the voice that calls me home;
At last, O Lord, let trouble cease,
3 Not in mine innocence I trust,
I bow before Thee in the dust;
And through my Saviour's blood alone I look for mercy at Thy throne. 4 I come, I come at Thy command; I give my spirit to Thy hand: Stretch forth Thine everlasting arins, And shield me in the last alarms.
998 Which hope we have as an anchor
of the soul.-Heb. 6, 19.
IN age and feebleness extreme,
Who shall a sinful worm redeem? Jesus! my only hope Thou art! Strength of my failing flesh and heart O could I catch a smile from Thee, And drop into eternity!
He fell asleep.-Acts 7, 60.
1 CALM on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit, sleep thee now!
2 Dust, to its narrow house beneath!
They that have seen thy look in death;
To die is gain.-Phil. 1, 21.
AWAY, away! thou Christian soul,
Where feet nor wings could ever climb;
Beyond the heavens where planets roll, Measuring the cares and joys of time. 2 Now go! where God and glory shine, Where His smile makes eternal day: And all that's mortal now resign, For angels wait and point thy way.
INDEX TO FIRST LINES.
A charge to keep I have.
A debtor to mercy alone
A few more years shall roll
A Friend there is, your voices join
A fulness resides in Jesus, our Head. 435
Ah! whither should I go
Alas! and did my Saviour bleed
Alike in happiness and woe
All hail, Incarnate God
All hail the power of Jesus' name
Almighty Father of mankind.
And did the Holy and the Just
As pants the hart for cooling streams 989 As the dew from heaven distilling 812 As the sun's enlivening eye
As when the weary traveller gains
Away, away! thou Christian soul
540 241 578 833
Behold, the morning sun
Behold, the throne of grace
Behold, the sure Foundation-stone
Behold, a Stranger at the door
Behold the glories of the Lamb... 261
Behold, the mountain of the Lord'
Behold what wondrous grace
Be merciful to us, O God'
Behold, where in the friend of man. 183
Beneath thy wing, O God, I rest
Beyond the dark and stormy bound. 579 Beyond the glittering starry skies
Birds have their quiet nests
Bless, O my soul, the living God
Blessed are they who have not seen. 432
Blessed is the faithful heart
Blessing, honour, thanks, and praise