- “Thou has not left me though I oft left Thee; on to the close, Lord, abide with me.”
“Thou has not left me though I oft left Thee; on to the close, Lord, abide with me.”
The time-honored lyrics of this classic hymn are wonderfully reset as the already intimate nature of the song is further enhanced by a new captivating melody. There is a sweetness to the repeated prayer; welcoming God’s presence in darkness, sunshine, rebellion, grace, and, ultimately, dying and resurrecting. “In [all of] life and [all of] death, Lord, abide with me.”
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Greg LaFollette is a musician and producer in Nashville,TN. He is the resident artist at a local church plant, Grace Story Church, and serves as their director of arts and liturgy.