Never helpless

Here’s a hymn that could be considered a prayer: that all those around the world facing conflicts old and new can feel God’s presence with them.

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
– Henry Francis Lyte, “Christian Science Hymnal,” No. 8

Evil is not supreme; good is not helpless; ...
– Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 207

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