They urged Him strongly, Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.@Luke 24:29
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Harrison Millard (1829-1895)

M. Lowrie Hofford, in Gospel Melodies, by Harrison Millard (New York: S. T. Gordon, 1884).

Harrison Millard ( pdf nwc).

Abide with me, ’tis eventide!
The day is past and gone;
The shadows of the evening fall;
The night is coming on!
Within my heart a welcome guest,
Within my home abide.

Refrain

O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, ’tis eventide!
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, ’tis eventide!

Abide with me, ’tis eventide!
Thy walk today with me
Has made my heart within me burn,
As I communed with Thee.
Thy earnest words have filled my soul
And kept me near Thy side.

Refrain

Abide with me, ’tis eventide!
And lone will be the night,
If I cannot commune with Thee,
Nor find in Thee my light.
The darkness of the world, I fear,
Would in my home abide.

Refrain