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ABIDE WITH ME

 

Henry F. Lyte, 1847                                  William H. Monk, 1861

 

Abide with me: fast falls the even tide:

The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide:

When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, O 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 a round I see;

O Thou, who changest not, 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, O 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;

I triumph still if Thou abide with me.

 

 

Author: Henry F. Lyte, 1793-1847

“Abide with me “ is a favorite hymn for Christians especially during sorrow and deep distress. The author Henry F. Lyte was born in Scotland on June 1st, 1793. He was educated in Trinity Collage, Dublin, Ireland and was a pastor of the Church of England. Though he was Continually Suffering from Asthma and tuberculosis, he was a tireless worker with strong faith in God.

Lytes health became worse when he was the pastor of a poor Church among fishing people at lower Brixham, Devonshire, England. So he decided to move to a warmer climate in Italy. Lyte wrote this song before his last Sunday at the lower Brixham Church. Lyte took the text for his hymn from the account of Christ’s appearance with the two disciples on the way to Emmaus and their statement “Abide with us for it is towards evening and the day is far spent” (Luke 24:29) 

On his way to Rome, Italy, he died at Nice, France and was buried in the English Cemetery on November 20, 1847. His song “Abide with me “ was published in a book, “Lyte’s Remains”, in 1850, London.

  

Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-1889   

Though Lyte created his own tune for his song it never became widely used. The present tune was Composed by William Monk the Choir Director and organist of Kings Collage London. It took only half an hour for William Monk to compose a tune named “Eventide”, for Lyte’s song. He was inspired by the beauty of a glorious sunset while yet experiencing a deep personal sorrow.

 

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