Abide With Me- Free Sheet Music

Abide With Me is a famous Scottish Christian hymn, written in the 1800's by Henry Francis Lyte.  The sheet music for Abide With Me is provided below with files available for all common concert band instruments.  The instrumental parts are provided with the melody only while the piano part is provided with the full, original hymn voicings.  Also found below will be a MusicXML file and a .MUS file that can be imported into many different music notation programs including the freely available MuseScore program.  The .MUS file requires a copy of Finale or the free Finale Notepad music notation program.

Additional lyrics for the many verses of this song are provided at the bottom of this page.


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3Abide With Me TrumpetAbide With Me Trumpet (Details) (View)11.43 kB93 times
4Abide With Me TromboneAbide With Me Trombone (Details) (View)10.92 kB40 times
5Abide With Me Tenor SaxAbide With Me Tenor Sax (Details) (View)11.41 kB52 times
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7Abide With Me Piano And VoiceAbide With Me Piano And Voice (Details) (View)13.75 kB293 times
8Abide With Me OboeAbide With Me Oboe (Details) (View)11.36 kB13 times
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10Abide With Me French HornAbide With Me French Horn (Details) (View)11.54 kB17 times
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19Abide With Me Baritone SaxAbide With Me Baritone Sax (Details) (View)11.4 kB14 times
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Lyrics To Abide With Me

Courtesy of the Abide With Me page at Wikipedia

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.

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;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou 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 shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

About The Author
Chad Criswell

Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

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