Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Comfort, Grace, and Guidance

  1. Typically my offertory selections are the hymns that run through my mind throughout the week.
    Since we have been out of the sanctuary,
  2. we haven't been having an offertory
    so I have had more time to dwell on the words of

    You can hear the arrangement here as performed by the composer.
  4. It's themes include God's presence and help,
    God's changeless nature,
  5. God's grace,
  6. God's guidance,
  7. God's comfort in and victory over death,
  8. God's salvation.

Abide with Me

  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. I need Thy presence every passing hour;
    What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
    Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
    Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
  4. 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.
  5. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
    Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
    Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
    In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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