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Abide with me: fast falls the eventide!

BibleGateway: Psalm 102:11-28

ESV Text: Psalm 102:11-28

KJV Text:

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11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

     12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. 13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. 14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. 15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. 16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. 17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. 18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD. 19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; 20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death; 21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; 22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

     23 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days. 24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations. 25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. 28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 552:
Abide With Me

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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, oh, abide with me! 

2. 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 Thou, who changest not, abide with me! 

3. Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word, 
But as Thou dwell’st with Thy disciples, Lord, 
Familiar, condescending, patient, free. 
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me. 

4. Come not in terror, as the King of kings, 
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings; 
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea. 
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me. 

5. Thou on my head in every youth didst smile, 
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile, 
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee. 
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me. 

6. 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, oh, abide with me! 

7. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless; 
Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness. 
Where is death’s sting? where, grave, thy victory? 
I triumph still if Thou abide with me. 

8. 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; 
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!