Hymn:Abide With Me
Tune:Eventide
Words:Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)
Music:William Henry Monk (1823-89)
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Verse 1
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 
 
Verse 2
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; 
Earth's joys grown dim, its glories pass away; 
Change and decay in all around I see; 
O Thou who changest not, abide with me. 
 
Verse 3
I need Thy presence every passing hour; 
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r? 
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be? 
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me. 
 
Verse 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. 
 
Verse 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 vain shadows flee; 
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me. 

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Verse 1
Eb Gm/Bb  Bb7  Cm  Eb/G  Ab    Bb  Cm7  Bb7/D  Eb 
A__bide   with me; fast  falls the e____ven____tide; 
Eb Eb/D  Ab/C  Eb/Bb Ab Eb    Fm7  Bb/D  Eb F7/C   Bb 
The      dark__ness  deepens; Lord with  me a______bide; 
Eb   Gm/B   Bb7  Cm  Eb/G  Ab        Caug  C7    Fm 
When o______ther hel_pers  fail, and com___forts flee 
Bb/Ab Eb/G  Bb7/F  Eb  Bb7   Cm  Fm/Ab  Eb/Bb Bb   Eb 
Help  of    the    helpless, O   a______bide  with me 
 
Verse 2
Eb    Gm/Bb  Bb7  Cm    Eb/G  Ab    Bb     Cm7  Bb7/D  Eb 
Swift to     its  close ebbs  out   life's li___ttle   day; 
Eb Eb/D  Ab/C  Eb/Bb Ab   Eb  Fm7  Bb/D  Eb   F7/C   Bb 
Earth's  joys  grown dim, its glo__ries  pass a______way; 
Eb     Gm/B   Bb7  Cm  Eb/G  Ab   Caug  C7  Fm 
Change and    de___cay in    all around I   see; 
Bb/Ab Eb/G  Bb7/F  Eb  Bb7   Cm   Fm/Ab  Eb/Bb Bb   Eb 
O     Thou  who    changest  not, a______bide  with me. 
 
Verse 3
Eb Gm/Bb  Bb7  Cm  Eb/G  Ab Bb  Cm7  Bb7/D  Eb 
I  need   Thy  pre_sence every  pa___ssing  hour; 
Eb Eb/D  Ab/C  Eb/Bb Ab    Eb  Fm7  Bb/D  Eb  F7/C   Bb 
What     but   Thy   grace can foil the   tempter’s  pow’r? 
Eb   Gm/B   Bb7  Cm    Eb/G  Ab        Caug  C7  Fm 
Who, like   Thy__self, my    guide and stay  can be? 
Bb/Ab   Eb/G  Bb7/F  Eb  Bb7    Cm    Fm/Ab  Eb/Bb Bb   Eb 
Through cloud and    sun_shine, Lord, a______bide  with me. 
 
Verse 4
Eb Gm/Bb  Bb7  Cm   Eb/G  Ab    Bb  Cm7  Bb7/D  Eb 
I  fear   no   foe, with  Thee  at  hand to     bless; 
Eb Eb/D  Ab/C  Eb/Bb   Ab      Eb  Fm7   Bb/D  Eb F7/C   Bb 
Ills     have  no      weight, and tears no    bi_tter___ness; 
Eb    Gm/B   Bb7     Cm     Eb/G   Ab         Caug  C7  Fm 
Where is     death’s sting? Where, grave, thy vic___to__ry? 
Bb/Ab Eb/G  Bb7/F  Eb     Bb7 Cm   Fm/Ab  Eb/Bb Bb   Eb 
I     tri___umph   still, if  Thou a______bide  with me. 
 
Verse 5
Eb   Gm/Bb  Bb7  Cm    Eb/G  Ab   Bb Cm7  Bb7/D  Eb 
Hold Thou   Thy  cross be____fore my clo__sing   eyes; 
Eb Eb/D  Ab/C    Eb/Bb Ab    Eb    Fm7   Bb/D  Eb F7/C   Bb 
Shine    through the   gloom and   point me    to the    skies; 
Eb       Gm/B   Bb7  Cm      Eb/G  Ab           Caug  C7   Fm 
Heav’n’s mor____ning breaks, and   earth’s vain sha___dows flee; 
Bb/Ab Eb/G  Bb7/F  Eb     Bb7 Cm    Fm/Ab  Eb/Bb Bb   Eb 
In    life, in     death, O   Lord, a______bide  with me. 
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