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"To Mr. Chas. C. Washburn, Nashville Tenn. Soprano or tenor, Alto or bass. The John Church Company. Cincinnati. New York. Chicago. Leipsic. London."

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Abide with me, abide with me For it is toward evening and the days is far spend. 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, oh, abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day Earth's joys grow dim its glories pass away. Change and decay in all around I see Oh, thou who changest not, abide with me. Oh, though who changest not, abide with me. I need thy presence ev'ry passing hour. What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power? Who like thyself my guide and stay can be Thro' cloud and sunshine Oh, 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 Earth's vain shadows flee In life, in death in life, in death, Oh, Lord, abide with me, Oh, Lord, abide with me.

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