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.

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.

Kesavelu E

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

I was amazed to hear this song/hymn been played at the ceremony of our Republic Day, by the Navy Band. So in curiosity I searched from Google and understood the whole song and story behind this. I thank God for having made me to come across this event and facts behind it. I pray for our Navy Band and also my country INDIA. Praise God for this!

Nora Ahern

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Love this song. Thanks

Noelfrancis I Udejiagbara

Maiduguri, Borno State, IMO State, Nigeria

Abide with me

Lord Jesus when all helpers fail me, the Lord will be there for me

Lord Jesus abide with me, if my own I can do nothing

But with God I can overcome

The Lord is my helper what can man do to me?

I 😍 love this song


Rik Eischen

Rockford, Illinois, United States

"Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes /

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies /

Heav'ns morning breaks and earth 's vain shadows flee /

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

verse 8? The Lutheran Hymnal

Punctuation missing (written by memory)

Marsha Hudson

New Orleans, LA, United States

So soothing such comfort knowing Jesus will abide in me.

Olusanya Akanmu

Lagos, Nigeria

A song of reassurance that as long as Christ lives, neither death nor angels, nor demons nor our greatest fears will separate us from the love of God

Okafor Miracle

Oba, Anambra, Nigeria

Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Ronke Ogunwumi

Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States

Abide with United states of America O'Lord.

Anthony Mbithi Musau

Queenstown, Southland, New Zealand

When I turn inward there's a lot to make me be afraid, dispair, wear out but my saviour Christ Jesus comforts me through this hymn"i fear no evil with thee at hand to bless"Amen.

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.