Hymn 286
Abide with me fast falls the eventide

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, O abide with me. 2. Swift to its close ebbe out lifeís little day Earthís joys grows 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 every passing hour; What but Thy grace can foil the tempterís power? Who like Thy self my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me. 4. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless; Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness; Where is deathís sting? Where, grave thy victory? I triumph still if Thou abide with me. 5. Hold, Thou Thy Cross before my closing eyes, Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies; Heavenís morning breaks, and earthís vain shadows flee; In life and death, O Lord, abide with me.

Hymn 286 THE PCN New Haven, Enugu