What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Abide with me’? The name of the well-known Christian hymn, written by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847. A plea for God to be always present, in one’s life and through death.
The Story Behind Abide With Me. Henry Lyte was left an orphan at the age of nine and was taken in by a kind Irish minister named Dr. Robert Borrows.
Meaning “to put up with” (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided ; abiding . The historical conjugation is abide , abode , abidden , but the modern formation is now generally weak.
Lyrics. 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 …
Melody: “Eventide” by William Henry Monk
1. Connection. Abiding in Jesus first of all means having a life-giving connection to him. A branch is connected to the vine, and a vine to the branch. This is what theologians frequently describe as “union with Christ.” Notice that this connection, this union, is mutual. We abide in him and he abides in us (v. 4).
abide with someone. to remain with someone; to stay with someone. (Old and stilted. Primarily heard in the church hymn Eventide.) You are welcome to abide with me for a while, young man.