Abide with me (capo 3rd)      (midi)

 

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1. Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.

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    The darkness deepens, Lord, with me abide.

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    When other helpers  fail, and comforts flee,

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    help of the helpless, oh,    abide with me !

 

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2. I need thy presence every passing hour !

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    What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?

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    Who like Thyself  my guide and stay can be?

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    Through cloud and sunshine, oh,    abide with me !

 

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3. Swift to it's close ebbs out life's little day.

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    Earth's joys grow dim, it's glories pass away.

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    Change and decay in  all around I see.

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    O Thou who changest not,  abide with me !

 

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4. Not a brief glance  I    beg, a passing word.

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    But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,

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    Familiar, condescending, patient, free.

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    Come not to sojourn, but   abide with me !

 

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5. Come not in terror,  as the King of kings,

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    But kind and good, with healing in  Thy wings.

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    Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.

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    Come, Friend of sinners, thus  abide with me !

 

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6. Thou on my head in   every youth didst smile.

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    And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,

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    Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.

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    On to the close, O Lord,  abide with me.

 

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7. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless.

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    Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.

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    Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?

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   I triumph still, if thou   abide with me!

 

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8. Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes.

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    Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.

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   Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee.

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    In life, in death, O Lord,   abide with me !