Abide with Me Words: Henry F. Lyte 1793-1847 Tune: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889 Category: Prayer C Am G C F C G G7 C 1. A -bide with me! Fast falls the e -ven-tide; 2. Swift to its close ebbs out life's lit -tle day; 3. I need Thy pres-ence ev- 'ry pass-ing hour; 4. Hold Thou Thy cross be -fore my clos-ing eyes; C F G F C F G C D G 1. The dark -ness deep- ens; Lord, with me a- bide: 2. Earth's joys grow dim, its glo- ries pass a -way! 3. What but Thy grace can foil the temp-ter's pow'r? 4. Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies. C Am G C F C G G7 C 1. When oth -er help-ers fail and com -forts flee, 2. Change and de -cay in all a -round I see: 3. Who, like Thy-self, my guide and stay can be? 4. Heavn's morn-ing breaks, and earth's vain shad -ows flee! G C F C G C F C G C 1. Help of the help- less, O a-bide with me! 2. O Thou who chang -est not, a-bide with me! 3. Through cloud and sun -shine, O a-bide with me! 4. In life, in death, O Lord, a-bide with me!