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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Abide with Us
 
Horatius Bonar (1808–89)
 
 
’T IS evening now!
O Saviour, wilt not thou
Enter my home and heart,
Nor ever hence depart,
Even when the morning breaks,        5
And earth again awakes?
Thou wilt abide with me,
And I with thee.
 
The world is old!
Its air grows dull and cold;        10
Upon its aged face
The wrinkles come apace;
Its western sky is wan,
Its youth and joy are gone.
O Master, be our light,        15
When o’er us falls the night.
 
Evil is round!
Iniquities abound;
Our cottage will be lone
When the great Sun is gone;        20
O Saviour, come and bless,
Come share our loneliness;
We need a comforter;
Take up thy dwelling here.
 

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