Abide with me, O God, for I am weak.
This curse in mortal flesh bound by each sin,
is blind to Heaven's path that I must seek,
before the way is closed, pray lead me in.
Who cast the stars across the even sky
and pressed the firmament with one command?
Who drew from dust this apple of Your eye?
O, surely Lord, this much I understand.
For mercy's sake, in love, You paid such price;
no strength had I, thus burdened, hoped to bear.
There never was a greater sacrifice.
One God, alone, Himself, left hanging there.
Arise from death, O love, You set me free!
For I am weak, O God, abide with me.