Scripture Verse

Abide with us. Luke 24:29


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).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Main (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.