Abide with me chords

Elton John

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C G Am Em Dm G C 1. A-bide with me, fast falls the eventide. C Dm C F C G Am D G The darkness deepens, Lord, with me a-bide. C E Am Em Dm A Dm When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, G C G C E Am Dm C G C help of the helpless, oh, a - bide with me! C G Am Em Dm G C 2. I need thy presence every passing hour! C Dm C F C G Am D G What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's pow'r? C E Am Em Dm A Dm Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? G C G C E Am Dm C G C Through cloud and sunshine, oh, a - bide with me ! C G Am Em Dm G C 3. Swift to it's close ebbs out life's little day. C Dm C F C G Am D G Earth's joys grow dim, it's glories pass a-way. C E Am Em Dm A Dm Change and decay in all around I see. G C G C E Am Dm C G C O Thou who changest not, a - bide with me ! C G Am Em Dm G C 4. Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word. C Dm C F C G Am D G But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord, C E Am Em Dm A Dm Familiar, condescending, patient, free. G C G C E Am Dm C G C Come not to sojourn, but a - bide with me! C G Am Em Dm G C 5. Come not in terror, as the King of kings, C Dm C F C G Am D G But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings. C E Am Em Dm A Dm Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea. G C G C E Am Dm C G C Come, Friend of sinners, thus a - bide with me! C G Am Em Dm G C 6. Thou on my head in every youth didst smile. C Dm C F C G Am D G And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile, C E Am Em Dm A Dm Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee. G C G C E Am Dm C G C On to the close, O Lord, a - bide with me. C G Am Em Dm G C 7. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless. C Dm C F C G Am D G Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness. C E Am Em Dm A Dm Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory? G C G C E Am Dm C G C I triumph still, if thou a - bide with me! C G Am Em Dm G C 8. Hold thou thy cross be-fore my closing eyes. C Dm C F C G Am D G Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies. C E Am Em Dm A Dm Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee. G C G C E Am Dm C G C In life, in death, O Lord, a - bide with me!