Abide With Me


Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931), Sunset Over Lake Ruovesi

Scripture

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the
            shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
    forever.

Psalm 27

Of David.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid?

One thing have I asked of the LORD,
    that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
        all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to inquire in his temple.

For he will hide me in his shelter
    in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
    he will lift me high upon a rock.

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD
    in the land of the living!
Wait for the LORD;
    be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the LORD!

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
    Your kingdom come,
    your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom
    and the power
    and the glory,
    forever. Amen.

Prayers

The following can be prayed by the dying.

Gracious God,
you have created me in your image,
and claimed me as your own through baptism.
Comfort me with the promise of eternal life,
made sure in the death and resurrection of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Hymns & Songs