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. 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.
  3. Come not in terrors, as the King of kings;
    But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings:
    Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea;
    Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.
  4. I need Thy presence every passing hour:
    What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
    Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?
    Through cloud and sunshine, oh, abide with me.
  5. 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.