We sang this song this morning in church, and I really love it. From what I can gather, its merely a few stanzas pulled out of the old hymn and set to different music. I hope that it encourages your faith, as it has done mine. Here are the words:
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, abide with me.
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 cloud and sunshine, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight, tears lose their bitterness
Where is thy sting death? Where grave thy victory?
I triumph still, abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross, before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.
Heavens morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, Lord, abide with me.