Abide with Me

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Music by William Henry Monk
Lyrics by Henry Francis Lyte

VERSE 1

D F#m A7   Bm  D    G     A   Bm A7 D 
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide,

    G    D   G   D    Em7   A    D  E7 A 
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.

D    F#m A7 Bm  D   G        B7       Em 
When other  helpers fail and comforts flee,

A7   D  A7  D   A7    Bm Em D  A7   D 
Help of the helpless, O  abide with me. 

  
VERSE 2

D     F#m A7  Bm    D    G   A      Bm A7  D 
Swift to  its close ebbs out life's little day;

        G    D    G    D   Em7 A   D    E7 A 
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;

D      F#m A7 Bm D  G    B7      Em 
Change and decay in all around I see;

A7 D   A7  D    A7  Bm   Em D  A7   D 
O Thou who changest not, abide with me. 

  
VERSE 3

D F#m  A7  Bm  D    G  A  Bm A7   D 
I need thy presence every passing hour.

     G   D   G     D   Em7  A   D    E7   A 
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?

D    F#m  A7 Bm    D  G         B7       Em 
Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?

A7      D     A7  D  A7     Bm    Em D  A7   D 
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me. 

  
VERSE 4

D F#m  A7 Bm   D    G    A  Bm   A7 D 
I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;

     G    D  G       D   Em7   A  D  E7 A 
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.

D     F#m A7     Bm     D      G          B7   Em 
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?

A7 D  A7   D      A7 Bm   Em D  A7   D   
I  triumph still, if thou abide with me. 

  
VERSE 5

D    F#m  A7  Bm    D G    A  Bm  A7  D 
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;

      G       D   G     D   Em7   A  D  E7  A 
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.

D        F#m A7  Bm      D   G            B7      Em 
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; 

A7 D     A7 D      A7 Bm    Em D  A7   D 
In life, in death, O  Lord, abide with me.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A7 B7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor Em7 F# Minor G Major
Guitar A Major A7 B7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor Em7 F# Minor G Major
Mandolin A Major A7 B7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor Em7 F# Minor G Major
Piano A Major A7 B7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor Em7 F# Minor G Major
Ukulele A Major A7 B7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor Em7 F# Minor G Major

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