Abide with me, fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens, Lord with me abide.
Holy Ghost, with light divine, shine upon this heart of mine. Chase the shade of night away, turn my darkness into day.
It is unknown who wrote this beloved hymn. Some scholars believe it to be St. Patrick, some an 8th century Monk Dallan Forgaill.
Not much can be found regarding this upbeat hymn. It was written. It was set to music. There you go.
Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly
What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart; wean it from earth; through all its pulses move; stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art; and make me love Thee as I ought to love.
This hymn was written by the great hymnist Charles Wesley, who wrote over 8,000 hymns. His brother John Wesley is known as the father of Methodism.
This hymn was first written by a German woman, translated by a Scottish woman a century later, then a Welsh professor set the words to a national tune by a Finnish man. Four nationalities and 175 years brewed the song which we know and love today.
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.