Ever by My Side

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

(inspired by the hymn "Abide with Me")

Abide with me; swift rides the dawning day.
Through darkest night, Lord, Thou hast been my stay.
Now, as the morning sun brightens the skies,
Abide with me as I prepare to rise.

And through this day, Lord, ever by my side
Be Thou my Peace, my Hope, my Strength, my Guide.
And if temptation would draw me away,
Lord, ever closer by my side please stay.

Then as the evening slips into the night,
Do not forsake me with the waning light.
Be Thou my Comfort, Lord, my dearest Friend;
Abiding with me till I rise again.

“If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall Thy hand lead me,
And Thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me;
Even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee…”
Psalm 139:9-12

 

©Lisa DeVinney, December 2012

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