When In our Music God Is Glorified” 

“When they came to Emmaus, he acted as if he was going on ahead. But they urged him, saying, ‘Stay with us. It’s nearly evening, and the day is almost over.’” Luke 24:28-29 

It is said that this verse recounting the interaction between Jesus and the two disciples, after the resurrection, was the inspiration for the beloved hymn Abide with Me. This hymn was written in 1847, shortly before the writers own death. This poetry has given comfort and provided refuge to countless Christians as they experience times of great loss and sadness. 

Henry F. Lyte was an English pastor, born in Scotland on June 1, 1793. Lyte was educated in Dublin, at Trinity College, and was a member of the Church of England. He was known for his strong faith and spirit, despite having a frail body; Lyte suffered greatly from asthma and tuberculosis. Despite his frailty, Lyte was a tireless worker, poet, musician, and minister. 

Hold Thou Thy word before my closing eyes, Shine thru the gloom and point me to the skies; Heaven’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee – in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me! 

May this be your prayer, today and always. Grace and Peace, Dakota