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.
James Mbinji

Nairobi, Kenya

Have gone through a lot in this land and being forsaken by men but Lord you stuck with me even when I stunk. Eagerly waiting the day we will link up


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I just woke up this morning and this hyme gave to my mouth - abide with me . My teacher taught me this son in primary 4 and can never cease to brighten my day. Thank You Lord

Please abide with me in every situation I pass through on this unpredictable world 🌎 amen!..


Kisumu, Kenya

Abide with me oh Lord. Fill me with your peace


This is hope in my life

This is joy may God bless the person who made this

Osazuwa Osayaende

London, United Kingdom

Love your enemies like the story of the good Samaritan.


Arlington Hts, IL, United States

The instrumental version of this wonderful hymn was playing when I received word of my friend's passing. It reminds me that the troubles of this life no longer have any hold on a Christ follower when they pass into the presence of Jesus, who has promised us that we will indeed abide with Him in glory!

Osazuwa Osayende

England, United Kingdom

God is a amazing and powerful

Amanna Adaugo Cynthia

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

This song is indeed a song of hope

It's giving me d hope dat everything is going to be well for me

When other helpers fail and comfort flee

Help of d helpless

Lord abide with me

I will make dis as a prayer point

Lord Jesus Christ

Thank you for speaking to me through dis him

I am grateful oh Lord


London, Southwark Greatee London, United Kingdom

Amen! I love to play this on the organ or piano / keyboard and / sing it to the Lord Jesus Christ, my sweet blessed Saviour, Keeper, Redeemer, Friend, Chief Joy, Life, and Soon Returning King!

The song 'Abide With Me' by Francis Lyte is full of assurance indeed, and helps me to boldly live and love as He asks me to. Blessed be His precious powerful holy name both now and forever, Amen!

Oluremi7, Monday 20 March 2023, 2852 Hrs GMT

Lynet Otieno

Nairobi, Kenya

I love this song. It stays long in my heart. I thank God for it. When I sing it I even create my own lyrics. And it is sweeter in my mother tongue.....

See below. I wish a BMU choir could sing it for me in my mother tongue.

Bedi Kod An


Bedi koda, piny koro yusona;

Polo to chido, Yesu bed koda;

Ka onge moro madhi konyoa,

Jakony jochan Iwuon, bedi koda.


Chieng' ndalona to koro rumona;

Gik managombo tinde kadhona;

Duto maneno lokore to tho,

In mak ilokori, bedi koda.


Pile achando, to adwaroi,

In kendi inyalo teko mar Jachien;

In kendi itera, In midemboa,

E mudho be e chieng', bedi koda.


Onge maluoro, In kibed koda,

Eka masira dak oloya ngang';

Tho to ok rach; to liel onyal ang'o?

An bend' aloyogi, ka In koda.


Chieng' tho inyisa kaka In nitho;

Ka piny ochido polo ek' orieny;

Chieng' cha noru, to mudho duto orum,

Kangima, kat' atho, bedi koda.

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.