Monday, June 30, 2008

Devotional: Abide in Me...

Abide in Me: These words are the command of love, which is ever only a promise in a different shape. Think of this until all feeling of burden and fear and despair pass away, and the first thought that comes as you hear of abiding in Jesus be one of bright and joyous hope. ...Andrew Murray

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.

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, Lord, abide with me.

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.

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.
...Henry Lyte image

2 Comments:

At 12:35 AM, Anonymous robroy said...

Thanks for posting this. You might want to check out some youtube videos of this:

A very pretty version by Hayley Westenra (celtic women fame).

An acoustic guitar version.

Another guitar version.

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger Pat Dague said...

Beautiful!

I especially like the Celtic one-I will post that-thanks!

Blessings,
Pat

 

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