Great Hymn to Pray or Sing When You Are Troubled


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,

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 around I see.

O Lord who changes not, abide with me.

I need your presence every passing hour.

What but your grace can foil the tempter’s power?

Who like yourself my guide and strength can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

I fear no foe with you at hand to bless,

though ills have weight,

and tears their bitterness.

Where is death’s sting?

Where, grave, your victory?

I triumph still,

if you abide with me.