Friday, August 24, 2007

"Abide With Me"

Midsummer Night's Dream by Liv Carson
Midsummer Night's Dream

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.

A decayed tree stump in a field of golden grass by Raul Touzon
A decayed tree stump in a field of golden grass

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.

Christ in Clouds by Danny Hahlbohm
Christ in Clouds

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 clouds and sunshine, O abide with me.

You Are Safe by David Sorensen
You Are Safe

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.

Homecoming by Danny Hahlbohm

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.

Words: Henry F. Lyte
Music: William H. Monk

I did not realize that Lyte wrote this as he was dying of tuberculosis.

You can listen to the hymn at Cyber Hymnal.

Images courtesy of All Posters


Candy said...

Yet again, lovely post :) and pictures as well!

Have a lovely weekend!

Cathy said...

Thank you, Dear Candy. I was changing the last picture, after reading the circumstances of the author, who wrote the words,just as you left your comment. :-) You have a wonderful weekend too!

Mimi said...

I didn't realize the circumstances of the author either..that makes the hymn even more beautiful... and of course your pictures are once again perfect with the song

Cathy said...

Thank you sweet Mimi. I have always loved the hymn, but did notice when choosing pictures, there was some darkness in it. At first I had a picture of the cross on a hill for the last one, but decided to change it. I had to get busy today, after all the nice things you said. :-)

Maxine said...

This has always been a favorite of mine. You and I are really kindred about the hymns.
Come over to my place, Cathy. You're a winner!

Cathy said...

Maxine, Yes I believe we do love the same hymns. Uh,Oh, another night owl.:-) Yeah,I was going to check again before going to bed.

Saija said...

that is beautiful ...
thank you - and such a comfort to me this morning!

i am hopeful that leo gets out today - just waiting for the call ... thank you for your prayer!

Cathy said...

Dear Saija, Thank you, I'm glad it ministered to you. I do hope Leo gets to come home soon! God bless you both and keep you in His loving care.

A Note From Theresa said...

That was very nice. Thanks for showing it to me.

Cathy said...

Thanks and you are welcome. I thought I remembered that the author had been very sick.