Abide with me! fast falls the eventide

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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.
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Kim

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.


Charles

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.


Wilkie Gary

Greenfield, Indiana, United States

Very comforting hymn, reassuring when we trust in our Creator.


Osasu Osayande

London, United Kingdom

O this a great song I love this so much


Ewere Odiase

Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

Fantastic


Joshua

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

This song lifts me, empties me, lets me float away and abandons me at Beulah land. 🙏🙏


Okereke Emmanuel

Umuahia, Abia, Nigeria

One of my greatest inspiring songs. The Lord just brought this song to my spirit this early morning after praying. What a comfort from the Holy Spirit.

Am happy to see the full lyrics here


Ashley

Mountains, NC, United States

I love this song. My heart is hurting and breaking tonight and wanted to sing it.


Isaac

Terrell, Texas, United States

This is one of my all time favorite hymns. It is comforting to know that in life or death Jesus is always abiding with me. Thank you Jesus, I love you.

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.