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ABIDE with me : fast falls the eventide;
abide: When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, 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
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with
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; Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vai
shadows flee: In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!
H. F. Lyte.
FATHER Almighty, darkness now is deep
’ning, And we commend us to Thy gracious keep
ing; Oh, may Thine angels guards us in our sleep
2 Blessed Lord Jesus, Thou whose side is riven, Thou by whose wounds our sins are all for
given : Draw us to Thee, to Thy dear self in heaven,
From every sin release!
3 O Holy Spirit, Christ the Son explaining, Who with the Father and the Son art reign
ing, And for us all eternal life art gaining :
Direct us by Thy light!
4 Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit, blending
All Three in One in ages without ending:
S. O. Sigmond.
NOW the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh; Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.
Jesus, give the weary
Calm and sweet repose; With Thy tend'rest blessing
May mine eyelids close.
2 Grant to little children
Visions bright of Thee;
On the deep blue sea.
May Thine angels spread
Watching round my bed.
3 When the morning wakens,
Then may I arise
In Thy holy eyes.
Glory to the Son,
Whilst all ages run.
CHRIST who art the light and day, Thy beams chase night's dark shades away; The very Light of light Thou art, Who dost that blessed light impart.
2 All-holy Lord, to Thee we bend,
Thy servants through this night defend,
3 Let not dull sleep the soul oppress,
Nor secret foe the heart possess;
And make us in Thy sight impure.
The heart to Thee be still awake;
To those who love and trust in Thee.
Bid all the powers of darkness fly;
Whom Thou hast purchased with Thy blood. 6 Remember us, dear Lord, we pray,
Whilst burdened in the flesh we stay;
R. F. Littledale, Tr.
ND whither wilt Thou, Pilgrim dear?
The day's far spent, and night is near :
Hallelujah, Hallelujah! 2 To my entreaty pray attend;
I do desire Thee, dearest Friend;
3 The day is done; the shadows fall,
And darkness spreads its mighty pall:
4 Enlight me, Lord, to find the way
That leads to heav'n and endless day;
5 'Mid death's dread dangers succor me
That mine a peaceful death may be:
The day to night doth yield;
Broods over house and field.
2 To wearied eyelids gently
The night brings sweetest sleep, And in each little chamber
God's angel watch doth keep.