Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Abide with me...

I love this song.  We often sing it in church and I'm always so struck how awesome, encouraging and true the words are.  I recently saw it posted on a blog that I occasionally read and it's been on my mind ever since.  I thought about highlighting some of my favorite parts, but honestly, I can't really choose, so I just left all the lyrics for you!

Abide with me {click the title to listen on youtube}

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, abide with me.

Thou on my head, in early youth didst smile;
And, though rebellious, and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee,
On to the close Lord, 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, abide with me.

I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight, tears lose their bitterness
Where is thy sting death? Where grave thy victory?
I triumph still, abide with me.

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, Lord, abide with me.


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