Abide with Me!
New musical setting (SATB hymn) by Fen FrehnerText: Henry F. Lyte, 1793–1847
This setting of music is tailored to give a fresh emphasis to the well-known text. The text may seem a little different even though only a few minor adjustments were made.
Thus far, only a hymn format is available (by request). An arrangement for piano and choir could be done the road.
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1. 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. I need thy presence ev’ry passing hour.What but thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?Thru cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me!
Text: Henry F. Lyte, 1793–1847