I WILL publish the words to Abide With Me this morning before going to church.
I will NOT get lost in the online idol factory this morning.
I will NOT spend hours finessing placement of a little graphic in the body of text.
I will NOT let Bing and Google take me on any micro-Odysseys this morning.
I WILL put the words to this wonderful hymn in the Music page.
I WILL include some background information from http://www.cyberhymnal.org/ :
“Lyte was inspired to write this hymn as he was dying of tuberculosis; he finished it the Sunday he gave his farewell sermon in the parish he served so many years. The next day, he left for Italy to regain his health. He didn’t make it, though—he died in Nice, France, three weeks after writing these words. “
The wife of William H. Monk, the organist who composed the melody, said:
“This tune was written at a time of great sorrow—when together we watched, as we did daily, the glories of the setting sun. As the last golden ray faded, he took some paper and penciled that tune which has gone all over the earth.“
I WILL abide in Him today. May He abide with you. God bless you.