Scripture Verse

Abide with us. Luke 24:29

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Hall­owed Songs, ed­it­ed by The­o­dore E. Per­kins, Phi­lip Phil­lips & Syl­ves­ter Main (New York: Carl­ton & Por­ter, 1865), num­ber 53.

Music: Phil­lips (Main) Syl­ves­ter Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Jesus, Savior, hear my call;
Sinful tho’ my heart may be,
Thou my life, my hope, my all,
Lord, abide with me.

Lonely in a stranger land,
Cast me not away from Thee,
Lead me by Thy gentle hand,
Lord, abide with me.

Thou hast died the lost to save,
Died to set the captive free,
Thou didst triumph o’er the grave,
Lord, abide with me.

Fill me with Thy love divine,
Consecrate my life to Thee,
Bend my stubborn will to Thine,
Lord, abide with me.

When the shades of death prevail,
Father, let me cling to Thee;
When I pass the gloomy vale,
Still abide with me.

Then, O then, my raptured soul
Heaven’s eternal rest shall see;
There, while endless ages roll,
Live and reign with Thee.