"Abide, O Dearest Jesus"
by Josua Stegmann, 1628
Translated by August Crull, 1845-1923

1. Abide, O dearest Jesus,
Among us with Thy grace
That Satan may not harm us
Nor we to sin give place.

2. Abide, O dear Redeemer,
Among us with Thy Word
And thus now and hereafter
True peace and joy afford.

3. Abide with heavenly brightness
Among us, precious Light;
Thy truth direct and keep us
From error's gloomy night.

4. Abide with richest blessings
Among us, bounteous Lord;
Let us in grace and wisdom
Grow daily through Thy Word.

5. Abide with Thy protection
Among us, Lord, our Strength,
Lest world and Satan fell us
And overcome at length.

6. Abide, O faithful Savior,
Among us with Thy love;
Grant steadfastness and help us
To reach our home above.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn 53 from
Text: Luke 24:29
Author: Josua Stegmann, 1628
Translated by: August Crull, 1923
Titled: Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, 1609
Tune: Christus, der ist mein