Nevertheless, he developed tuberculosis and, at the age of 54, came near to the end of his life. The summer was passing away, and the month of September that month in which he was once more to quit his native land arrived, and each day seemed to have a special value as being one day nearer his departure. His family were surprised and almost alarmed at his announcing his intention of preaching once more to his people.
Abide With Me
His weakness and the possible danger attending the effort, were urged to prevent it, but in vain. He felt that he should be enabled to fulfil his wish, and feared not for the result.
His expectation was well founded. He did preach, and amid the breathless attention of his hearers, gave them a sermon on the Holy Communion.
Abide With Me | Barnhouse
A Dictionary of Hymnology, Vol. It was November 20th, Not many hymns have dramatic stories behind them. This one is not all that dramatic; but knowing that it was written by a man who was very near death at a relatively young age helps us feel its weight and sobriety all the more. 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.
Abide with Me (Monk, William Henry)
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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 Abide with me, abide with me.