Come, Jesus, Redeemer, Abide With Me   1 comment


Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 6, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1864) by Ray Palmer (1808-1887), U.S. Congregationalist minister

Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904), U.S. Congregationalist


1.  Come, Jesus, Redeemer, abide with me;

Come, gladden my spirit that waiteth for thee;

Thy smile every shadow shall chase from my heart,

And soothe every sorrow, tho’ keen be the smart.

2.  Without thee but weakness, with thee I am strong;

By day thou shalt lead me, by night be my song;

Tho’ dangers surround me, I still every fear,

Since thou, the most mighty, my Helper, art near.

3.  Thy love, O how faithful! so tender, so pure!

Thy promise, faith’s anchor, how steadfast and sure!

That love, like sweet sunshine, my cold heart can warm;

That promise make steady my soul in the storm.

4.  Breathe, breathe on my spirit, oft ruffed, thy peace;

From restless, vain wishes, bid thou my heart cease:

In thee all its longings henceforward shall end,

Till, glad, to thy presence my soul shall ascend.

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