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The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
I need Thy presence every passing hour;
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Ere repose our spirits seal;
Thou canst save, and Thou canst heal.
Though the arrow past us fly,
We are safe if Thou art nigh.
Darkness cannot hide from Thee;
Watchest where Thy people be.
And our couch become our tomb,
Clad in bright and deathless bloom.
For all we love, the poor, the sad,
The sinful, unto Thee we call ;
Thou art our Jesus, and our All!
Through night and darkness near us be ;
And we are one day nearer Thee.