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, oh, abide with me.
When danger comes; be thou my sole defense
Guard me as weak, Lord, be my recompense
When frailty visits, and my body tires
God of the ages to you I aspire
I need thy presence when on life support
I need thy Spirit to be my consort
Who, but Thyself, my breath and stay can be?
Through blood and scalpel, Lord, abide with me
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless
But death still leers, and mocks as I confess
When night grows dark, and I find I want to flee
God of the Ages Oh abide with me
Hear Thou my prayer before my eyes do close
Restore my life to wage war against thy foes
Let Heav’n’s morning wait years yet for me
In life or death Oh Lord abide with me.