Christ My Song - 608
Come, Jesus, Redeemer, abide thou with me - Abide with me
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Abide with me.
"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."
1. Come, Jesus, Redeemer, abide thou with me;
come gladden my spirit that waiteth for thee;
thy smile every shadow shall chase from my heart,
and soothe every sorrow, though keen be the smart. (PDF - Midi)
2. Without thee but weakness, with thee I am strong;
by day thou shalt lead me, by night be my song;
though 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 ruffled, 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.
5. O then, blessed Jesus, who once for me died,
made clean in the fountain that gushed from thy side,
I'll see thy full glory, thy face shall behold,
and praise thee for ever with raptures untold!
Ray Palmer, in: The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 18-19.