Abide with me! fast falls the eventide

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ajiboye Oluranti

Owode -Ede, Osun, Nigeria

What a song of consolation!

What a song I love to hear!

What a song I love to sing!

Abide with me, abide with me.

Abide with me O Lord.

Abide with me forever and ever!


Johannesburg, South Africa

Thank you so much Adriel Lowe for adding the 6 th verse. A triumphant end to a beautiful hymn.

Elizabeth Kafweleketa

Kabwe, Central, Zambia


Adriel Lowe

Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

Verse 6

Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes.

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.

Heaven's morning breaks and earth's vain shadows flee;

in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

This is such a wonderful soothing song dripping with scriptural assurances. Our God is a great God and Jesus came to ensure we understood, that God became flesh because of His desire to abide with you and me. Forever!

Chidiebere Anosike

Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria

"when other helpers fail and comfort flees help of the helpless O! abide with me" my energy would expire, the arm of flesh would be confronted by its inadequacies but their is a lender of last resort. Never fails, ever present help. This assurance is all I need each day.

Abiche Adehi

Abuja, Nigeria

No matter how gloomy, the present situation,

No matter the woes, that stare at us,

No matter the Rage of the 😈,

No matter the battle, confronting us

With the Saviour's power , comfortable, counsel, and spirit we shall come out triumphant.

Abide with us in Nigeria, help us not to give in, give out or chicken out for the devil and his cohorts.

Comfort George

Hoima, Oil City, AL, Uganda

O what a peace of mind and heart to know and sing with the writer that there is change and decay, and dimming of earth's joys and glories, and that there is a CONSTANT in amidst these variables!!!

Jesus Christ our Rock. Yeah, we triumph still if God abide with us.

Hallelujah Amen.


Ridgeland, MS, United States

I am currently reading a book by Elizabeth Strout titled “ Abide With Me”. The hymn and lyrics are mentioned throughout. I had heard the hymn all my life, but reread the lyrics here and it is a good hymn to help in troubling times-very comforting.


Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria

This song is very comforting especially at night, the fear of the unknown. I thank God for this piece of comfort

Philip Francis

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

One of my best consoling hyms.

The fourth step in escaping the fall is to know the frailty of man. Enosh is another interesting name in Genesis 4. Enosh means "frail, mortal man." This implies that to escape from walking on the path of the fall, we need to know the frailty of man. We need to know that man is nothing and can break, just as a glass cup breaks easily. This is frailty. Man is frail. Some people do not know themselves. They think that they are smart, wise, and strong, when in fact they have nothing of which to boast. When a car hits a man, he is as fragile as a glass cup. When he is infected with tuberculosis, he must lie down. He may even die from tuberculosis. Man's life is frail. Man's name is Abel, but man's name is also Enosh. Abel means that man is vain, but Enosh means that man is frail. People who dream about their life should wake up. Man is not strong. Man will collapse when he is sick, and he will die if a car hits him. A wife can collapse when she is mad at her husband. She can even get ulcers because of her anger. A person can live to be one hundred years at most. The Chinese say that few can live to the age of seventy. Being fifty years old is not yet the twilight hour, but it is already four o'clock in the afternoon. Some people are at eight or nine o'clock in the evening. There is a hymn that says, "Swift to its close ebbs our life's little day" (Hymns, #370, stanza 2). People must wake up from their dreams, because human life is vain and frail. In order to escape the fall, we must realize the meaning of human life. Those who continue in the fall do not know their own human life. In chapter 4 those who were delivered out of the fall knew that human life is vain and frail.