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.

Hull, United Kingdom

Thanks You Jesus for bringing this Hymn back to me and Finding the Lyrics here to Sing it to my Heart's Content. Bringing back memories when we use to sing it in the Assembly in Primary school and Secondary school days. Thank You Lord!

Hon Obinna Iloefe

Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

I am glad always to abide in his presence with this hymn,


Lagos, Nigeria

I need Thy presence every passing hour:

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?


Lagos, Nigeria

I'll triumph still if thou abide with me 🙏

Elizabeth Timothy

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

When other helpers fail and comfort flee

Help of the helpless Lord abide with me... This line gives me hope it strengthens me 😍

Iniabasi Okulaja

Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

*I triumph still if thou abide with me*

This brings so much comfort because I know He is always with me . I triumph always!! Halelujah!

Knii Fiofio


Aww! Such soothing hymn especially in times as these. May God continually abide with us!

Wendy Bridge

Mono, Ontario, Canada

At times like we are going through now, when all around us things are changing, possibly forever, what wonderful, inspirational words to remind us there is still hope. There will be a future because covid 19 is NOT the ultimate power of the Universe. The love of God remains with us always, through life and death.

Naveen Peter

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

A real comforting and meaningful hymn!


South Africa

In these troubled times it is what we need - to abide in the Lord.

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.