Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of Eb
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of Eb
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of Eb
Text: Henry F. Lyte
Music: William H. Monk
LBW/WOV Hymn: #272
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #62
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:55
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, oh, abide with me.
2 I need thy presence ev'ry 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, oh, abide with me.
3 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.
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 vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.