Oh, grant that in Thy holy Word, We here may live and die, dear Lord; And when our journey endeth here, Receive us into glory there.
And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. Luke 24:28-29
It’s recommended you follow the lyrics below and listen - rather than watch - the video of this Reformation hymn. The photographer’s camera angle is a little odd. But the singing is heartfelt, and the words as valid now as they were five centuries ago.
Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide, today and always. Amen.
Lyrics Lord Jesus Christ, With Us Abide
by Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-1592
1. Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide, For round us falls the eventide; Nor let Thy Word, that heavenly light, For us be ever veiled in night. 2. In these last days of sore distress Grant us, dear Lord, true steadfastness That pure we keep, till life is spent, Thy holy Word and Sacrament. 3. Lord Jesus, help, Thy Church uphold, For we are sluggish, thoughtless, cold. Oh, prosper well Thy Word of grace And spread its truth in every place! 4. Oh, keep us in Thy Word, we pray; The guile and rage of Satan stay! Oh, may Thy mercy never cease! Give concord, patience, courage, peace. 5. O God, how sin's dread works abound! Throughout the earth no rest is found, And falsehood's spirit wide has spread, And error boldly rears its head. 6. The haughty spirits, Lord, restrain Who o'er Thy Church with might would reign And always set forth something new, Devised to change Thy doctrine true. 7. And since the cause and glory, Lord, Are Thine, not ours, to us afford Thy help and strength and constancy. With all our heart we trust in Thee. 8. A trusty weapon is Thy Word, Thy Church's buckler, shield and sword. Oh, let us in its power confide That we may seek no other guide! 9. Oh, grant that in Thy holy Word We here may live and die, dear Lord; And when our journey endeth here, Receive us into glory there. The Lutheran Hymnal Hymn #292 Text: Luke 24:29 Author: Nikolaus Selnecker et al., 1611 Translated by: composite Titled: "Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ" Tune: "Ach bleib bei uns" 1st Published in: Geistliche Lieder Town: Leipzig,1589