Scripture Verse

If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love. John 15:10

Introduction

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Joshua Stegmann
(1588–1632)

Words: Jo­shua Steg­mann, Sus­pir­ia Tem­po­rum (Rin­teln, Ger­ma­ny: 1628) (Ach bleib mit dein­er Gnade). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Au­gust Crull, cir­ca 1892.

Music: Chris­tus, Der Ist Mein Le­ben Mel­chi­or Vul­pi­us, 1609 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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August Crull
(1845–1923)

Lyrics

Abide, O dearest Jesus,
Among us with Thy grace,
That Satan may not harm us,
Nor we to sin give place.

Abide, O dear Redeemer,
Among us with Thy Word,
And thus now and hereafter
True peace and joy afford.

Abide with heav’nly brightness
Among us, precious Light;
Thy truth direct, and keep us
From error’s gloomy night.

Abide with richest blessings
Among us, bounteous Lord;
Let us in grace and wisdom
Grow daily through Thy Word.

Abide with Thy protection
Among us, Lord, our Strength,
Lest world and Satan fell us
And overcome at length.

Abide, O faithful Savior,
Among us with Thy love;
Grant steadfastness, and help us
To reach our home above.