1. 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, O abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes,

 Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies

 Heaven’s morning breaks and

 Earth’s vain sorrows flee,

 In life, in death, O Lord abide with me.

  • In life in death – abide with me.
  •   Henry Francis Lyle –

A Prayer and sung at a small Group Meeting as our loved Daughter lives her final hours in Palliative Care. a-men

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to ABIDE WITH ME

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Oh, Faye, I’m so sorry it has come to this painful time for you and your family. May the strength and reliance on God as worded in this song, be yours.


  2. capost2k says:

    This may be a timely prayer for many more for days ahead, both here in the US and around the world. I, too, am sorry for your loss and pray for the comfort only the Holy Spirit can give in times like these.


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