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Abide With Me

Music by Henry Francis Lyte

The author of the hymn, Henry Francis Lyte, was an Anglican minister. He was a curate in County Wexford from 1815 to 1818. According to a plaque erected in his memory in Taghmon Church, he preached frequently in Killurin Church, about nine miles from there. During that time the rector of Killurin Parish, the Reverend Abraham Swanne, was a lasting influence on Lyte's life and ministry. Later he was vicar of All Saints' Church in Brixham, Devon, England.

For most of his life Lyte suffered from poor health, and he would regularly travel abroad for relief, as was customary at that time.

There is some controversy as to the exact dating of the text to Abide with Me. An article in The Spectator, 3 Oct. 1925, says that Lyte composed the hymn in 1820 while visiting a dying friend. It was related that Lyte was staying with the Hore family in County Wexford and had visited an old friend, William Augustus Le Hunte, who was dying. As Lyte sat with the dying man, William kept repeating the phrase "Abide With Me…". After leaving William's bedside Lyte wrote the hymn and gave a copy of it to Le Hunte's family.

The hymn is a prayer for God to remain present with the speaker throughout life, through trials, and through death. The opening line alludes to Luke 24:29, "Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent", and the penultimate verse draws on text from 1 Corinthians 15:55, "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?



Abide with Me

Abide with Me

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Dominick DiOrio, director


Abide with Me

Abide with Me

Uses: General, Lent Scripture: Luke 24:29; John 15:4-11 Made popular by Matt Redman, this solid contemporary song invokes the presence of Christ in the life of the believer. The dialoguing verses are particularly meaningful, while the chorus soars with rich harmonies that encourage and inspire. Equally effective with piano alone, or with the track and orchestration, this anthem will find its home in a variety of worship services. Score and Parts (pno/rhy, synth, solo vn, solo vc, solo db) available as a digital download.

Voicing: SATB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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F. Melius Christiansen : Selected Songs For Men : TTBB : Songbook : 9780800648602

F. Melius Christiansen : Selected Songs For Men

A selection of songs for men's voices selected by the legendary choral conductor of the St Olaf Choir.

Songlist: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Abide With Me, All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, Alone With Thee, Angels, from the Realms of Glory, Asleep in Jesus, Beautiful Savior, Behold a Host, Built on a Rock, Come, Thou Almighty King, Come, Ye Disconsolate, Dayspring of Eternity, Dearest Jesus, Draw Thou Near Me, Doxology, Eternal Father, Strong to Save, Father Most Holy, Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken, God Bless Our Native Land, God Save America, Heav'ns Resounding, The, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, I know a Flower, I'm a Pilgrim, In Heaven Above, In Heavenly Love Abiding, In Night Forlorn, Jesus, Jesus, Only Jesus, Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring, Jesus, Lover of My Soul, Jesus, Priceless Treasure, and more

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Voicing: TTBB | 4313b | Songbook | $7.75 | A Cappella


Good News Quartet : Gospel 1 Songbook  : TTBB : 01 Songbook

Good News Quartet : Gospel 1 Songbook

The mission of the Good News! Gospel Quartet is to provide music and learning assistance for quartets who want to sing gospel songs in the four-part barbershop style. The songbooks are in four part a cappella arrangements with most having supporting CDs with part-predominant tracks plus full-mix tracks are also available. It is the hope of the Good News! that you will find your mission as a quartet singer, or as a listener, and be enriched and learn with these fine recordings. Complete voice part set includes Tenor, Lead, Bass and Baritone.

Songlist: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story, Wonderful Words of Life, He Keeps Me Singing, There's Something About that Name, In the Garden, Near to the Heart of God, Amazing Grace, Something Beautiful, It Is Well With My Soul, Jesus, Lover of My Soul, Abide With Me, Why Will You Do Without Him

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Voicing: TTBB | 2829b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella | Voice Parts CDs Available


Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999437034 : 0634058444 : 08743703

Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit

With a foreward by Andre Thomas, this collection of Moses Hogan spiritual arrangements is a welcome addition to any director's library and is a fitting tribute to to this great American composer and conductor. Includes: Ain't That Good News, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Joshua (Fit the Battle of Jericho), My Soul's Been Anchored in De Lord, Ride the Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace and 26 more.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Ain't That Good News, The Battle of Jericho, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Do Lord, Remember Me, Down By the Riverside, Elijah Rock, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, God's Gonna Set This World on Fire, Good News, the Chariot's Comin', Great Day, Hear My Prayer, I Can Tell the World, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, I Got a Robe, I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands on Me, I Stood on the River of Jordan, I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, I Want to Be Ready, I Want to Thank You, Lord, I'm Gonna Sing 'til the Spirit Moves in My Heart, Jesus Lay Your Head in the Window, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Lord, I Want To Be A Christian, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, Oh Mary, Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn, Ride the Chariot, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Steal Away, and more

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 2833b | Songbook | $18.95 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Traditional Spirituals 2 : SATB divisi : Sheet Music : Moses Hogan

Moses Hogan : Traditional Spirituals 2

Moses Hogan's contemporary settings of spirituals, original compositions, and other works have been enthusiastically accepted by audiences around the globe and have become staples in the repertoires of high school, college, church, community and professional choirs everywhere. Here is a taste of some of his best work.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Down By The Riverside, Give Me Jesus, I Can Tell The World, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, I Got A Home In-a Dat Rock

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 3343b | Sheet Music | $10.98 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Ain't That Good News : SATB : 01 Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999420753 : 08742075

Moses Hogan : Ain't That Good News

The five spirituals contained within this collection have been edited directly from Moses Hogan's original a cappella settings to include accompanied arrangements for easy/medium SATB voicings. Great care has been taken to preserve the dynamic nuances, and the accompaniments reflect all of the harmonic and rhythmic stylings of the original a cappella settings.

Songlist: Ain't That Good News, Abide With Me, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Lord, I Want To Be A Christian, God's Gonna Set This World On Fire

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Voicing: SATB | 7073b | Songbook | $5.95 | Accompanied


Stephen Cleobury : Hymns from King's : SATB : 01 Songbook : Stephen Cleobury : 9790577007847 : EP72534

Stephen Cleobury : Hymns from King's

Hymns from King's is a volume of 20 hymn arrangements for choir and keyboard by Stephen Cleobury - Director of Music at King's College Cambridge for more than 25 years. Covering the entire church year, Hymns from King's is not just a book of descants - it also contains varied arrangements and accompaniments for many of the most popular hymns sung not only at King's College, but also in churches around the world.

Songlist: O come, O come Emmanuel, Christians awake, salute the happy morn, As with gladness men of old, My song is love unknown, Jesus Christ is risen today, Thine be the Glory, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty, Come ye thankful people, come, All creatures of our God and king, Alleluia, sing to Jesus, Just as I am, without one plea, Let all mortal flesh, Abide with me, O God our help in ages past, Lord of all hopefulness, Love divine, all loves excelling, Now thank we all our God, Praise my soul, the king of heaven, Glorious things of thee are spoken

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Voicing: SATB | 2709b | Songbook | $14.75


Various : Sing With The Choir - Hymns : SATB : Songbook & CD : 884088544508 : 1617742724 : 00333158

Various : Sing With The Choir - Hymns

This great new collection lets vocalists sing eight classic hymns as part of a wonderful choir! The book includes SATB parts and the CD features full performances. Turn on the CD, open the book, pick your part, and sing along!

Songlist: Abide With Me, All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name, Amazing Grace, Be Still My Soul, Blessed Assurance, Come, Thou Almighty King, It Is Well With My Soul, The Church's One Foundation

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Voicing: SATB | 7862b | Songbook & CD | $14.95


Various Arrangers : Hymns We Love to Sing : SAB : 01 Songbook : 45/1161L

Various Arrangers : Hymns We Love to Sing

Following the successful format of the "Hymns We Love" series for piano, we've asked today's top echelon of choral composers for a new setting of one of their favorite hymns. Further, we requested that it be developed with the smaller church choir in mind and be limited to a two-part mixed or SAB voicing format. We have also continued the unique feature of including notes from each composer explaining why this particular hymn ranks among their list of favorites, and how that may have influenced the musical style they chose. Not surprisingly, the result is a musically satisfying and diverse array of moods and styles providing a fresh look and feel to favorites from our cherished heritage of hymnody. This collection will be a welcome addition to the small-choir repertoire and is economically priced to fit into a smaller church choir budget as well. Don't be surprised if this "Hymns We Love to Sing" collection becomes only the first of a choral collection series for small choirs!

Songlist: Beneath The Cross, Our Grateful Hymns of Parise, How Firm A Foundation, I Give My Life, Rejoice, The Lord is King!, Abide With Me, Let Us Break Bread Together, Fount of Every Blessing

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Voicing: SAB | 4413b | Songbook | $8.95


Various Arrangers : Hymns and Anthems For Male Voices : TTBB : 01 Songbook : V10

Various Arrangers : Hymns and Anthems For Male Voices

The hymns and anthems contained herein represent some of the most loved examples of sacred song literature. Most of the hymns are arrranged for simple four part singing with or without accompaniment. Only in a few cases, notably 'Holy, Holy, Holy' and 'O Come All Ye Faithful,' have the numbers been arranged into anthem style for special occasions! Such numbers will be more effective with accompaniment, although special treatment is included so that they may be sung .

Songlist: Abide With Me, All Glory Laud and Honor, All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, America, America, The Beautiful, American Hymn, The, Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, Break Thou the Bread of Life, Christ, the Lord, Is Risen Today, Chruch's One Fountain, The, Come, Thou Almighty King, Day Is Dying in the West, Doxology, The, Eternal Father, Faith of Our Fathers, For the Beauty of Earth, Go Down Moses, God of Our Fathers, Holy, Holy, Holy, Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord, I Love to Tell the Story, Jesus Calls Us, Joy to the World, Lord Is a Mighty God, The, Love Divine All Love Excelling, Mighty Fortress Is Our God, A, Morning Light Is Breaking, The, My God, How Wonderful Thou Art, Now Thank We All Our God, and more

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Voicing: TTBB | 9055b | Songbook | $4.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Hymns for 8 Voices : SSAATTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Hymns for 8 Voices

This arrangement of "Abide With Me" begins with a very beautiful and effective male a cappella section. This sets the stage for the rest of the piece which rises in intensity and volume until the final and triumphant ending. Abide With Me displays mans complete dependence on God and is very moving for both the audience and the singer. "Sweet, Sweet Spirit" is a bright and warm song that is perfect for a large choir. The fact that it is A Cappella adds greatly to the rich charm of the piece as well as making it highly rewarding to sing. "A Prayer" - This inventive and original composition bestows rich and luminous harmonies to the a cappella choral parts. It is a haunting call for the Lord to save us from sin. This piece requires proficient sopranos and is very fulfilling to an innovative and talented choir. "Hail, all hail", is an animated and vivid a cappella piece. This work will explore the brighter colors and sounds of the choir, allowing a powerful majestic result. Great for Christmas, this work allows the choir to let loose and make a joyful sound!

Songlist: Abide With Me , Sweet Sweet Spirit, A Prayer , Hail, All Hail

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 9305b | Sheet Music | $5.95 | A Cappella


Various Composers : The New Novello Anthem Book : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088426194 : 0853607052 : 14022720

Various Composers : The New Novello Anthem Book

Forty-one classic and modern anthems for the church year. This anthology draws on over 180 years of publishing to provide an invaluable resource for parish and cathedral choirs. The selection features many of the leading sacred composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. All the anthems are for SATB, the majority with keyboard and some unaccompanied. There is a diversity of style and difficulty. Pieces for every season of the church year and every church occasion are included.

Songlist: For I Went With The Multitude, Abide With Me, Come, Holy Ghost, Sing Ye To The Lord, Chirst Is The Morning Star, O Give Thanks Unto The Lord, Prevent Us O Lord, O Most Merciful, By The Waters of Babylon, Et Resurrexit, When Christ Was Born, They Are At Rest, Gracious Spirit, My Beloved Spake, Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life, Christ's Bell, Behold, O God Our Defender, Praise Ye The Lord, They Are Happy, Rejoice, The Lord Is King, Adventate Deo, Jesu, Give Thy Servants, View Me O Lord, Mary Laid Her Child, Sing To the Lord Of Harvest, Blessed Are The Men That Fear Him, O Lord Our God How Great Is Thy Name?, Blessed Are Those Servants, O Quam Gloriosum, Like As The Hart, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 5122b | Songbook | $17.95


Neil Jenkins : Sing Solo Sacred - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 0193457857

Neil Jenkins : Sing Solo Sacred - Low Voice

All the most popular sacred solos together in one volume. If you need to sing a solo at church this collection is all you need. Many of the pieces have been specially arranged for this book, and well-loved items traditionally viewed as only for higher voices are now available in the low voice volume in suitable keys.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei, Alleluia, Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave Verum Corpus, Ave Verum Corpus, Blessed are All They That Fear The Lord, Brother James' Air, Christians, On This Day Gladness, Come Unto Him, Crimond, God Be In My Head, God Shall Wipe Away All Tears, Hark! The Echoing Air!, He That Is Down, I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, I'll Walk With God, If Thou Art Near, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Laudate Dominum, Let The Bright Seraphim, Litany, Lowly They Kneel, May The Father's Boundless Love, Merciful God, O For The Wings of a Dove, Panis Angelicus, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5303b | Songbook | $23.95 | Voice and Piano


Neil Jenkins : Sing Solo Sacred - High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 0193457843

Neil Jenkins : Sing Solo Sacred - High Voice

All the most popular sacred solos together in one volume. If you need to sing a solo at church this collection is all you need. Many of the pieces have been specially arranged for this book, and well-loved items traditionally viewed as only for higher voices are now available in the low voice volume in suitable keys.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei, Alleluia, Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave Maria, Ave Verum Corpus, Ave Verum Corpus, Blessed are All They That Fear The Lord, Brother James' Air, Christians, On This Day Gladness, Come Unto Him, Crimond, God Be In My Head, God Shall Wipe Away All Tears, Hark! The Echoing Air!, He That Is Down, I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, I'll Walk With God, If Thou Art Near, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Laudate Dominum, Let The Bright Seraphim, Litany, Lowly They Kneel, May The Father's Boundless Love, Merciful God, O For The Wings of a Dove, Panis Angelicus, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5304b | Songbook | $23.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Abide with Me : SATB : Heather Sorenson : Songbook : 00194373 : 888680640583

Heather Sorenson : Abide with Me

Uses: General, Lent Scripture: Luke 24:29; John 15:4-11 Made popular by Matt Redman, this solid contemporary song invokes the presence of Christ in the life of the believer. The dialoguing verses are particularly meaningful, while the chorus soars with rich harmonies that encourage and inspire. Equally effective with piano alone, or with the track and orchestration, this anthem will find its home in a variety of worship services. Score and Parts (pno/rhy, synth, solo vn, solo vc, solo db) available as a digital download.

Arranger: Heather Sorenson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00194373 | Choirtrax CD Available


Abide with Me : SATB : Lloyd Larson : Sheet Music : 00299859 : 888680958954

Lloyd Larson : Abide with Me

A much-loved hymn is adorned with expressive beauty in this refreshing octavo. The emotive piano accompaniment supports the thoughtful qualities of this classic, bringing an impressionistic quality to its impact. Words that have inspired generations of worshippers remind us again to treasure each moment and to trust God's promise of eternal peace and rest. Meaningful!

Arranger: Lloyd Larson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Violin |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00299859


Abide with Me : TTBB : Lloyd Larson : Sheet Music : 00300605 : 888680962852

Lloyd Larson : Abide with Me

A much-loved hymn is adorned with expressive beauty in this refreshing octavo. The emotive piano accompaniment supports the thoughtful qualities of this classic, bringing an impressionistic quality to its impact. Words that have inspired generations of worshippers remind us again to treasure each moment and to trust God's promise of eternal peace and rest. Meaningful!

Arranger: Lloyd Larson

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Violin |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00300605


Abide With Me : SATB divisi : Moses Hogan : Henry Francis Lyte : Sheet Music : 08703227 : 073999032277

Moses Hogan : Abide With Me

Moses Hogan's contemporary settings of spirituals, original compositions, and other works have been enthusiastically accepted by audiences around the globe and have become staples in the repertoires of high school, college, church, community and professional choirs everywhere.

Arranger: Moses Hogan | Composer: Henry Francis Lyte

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703227


Abide With Me  : SSAATTBB : Lucy Hirt : Sheet Music : 08738051 : 073999380514

Lucy Hirt : Abide With Me

Arranger: Lucy Hirt

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08738051


Abide with Me : TTBB : Peter Eklund : Sheet Music : 08753674 : 884088592479

Peter Eklund : Abide with Me

The timeless hymn Abide With Me arranged by Moses Hogan has been adapted by Peter Eklund for men's voices in a rich and sonorous setting that will be a concert highlight!

Arranger: Peter Eklund

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753674


Abide with Me : SATB : Anna Laura Page : William H. Monk : Sheet Music : 08754803 : 884088662752

Anna Laura Page : Abide with Me

Anna Laura Page has taken this hymn classic and put it into a lovely setting for choir, solo handbells and flute. Handbell and flute parts included. Available separately: SATB, BonusTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Anna Laura Page | Composer: William H. Monk

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754803

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