For some reason music seems to be calling to me during these days. I, as a rule, am generally not a musically gifted person. I took piano for a number of years and appreciate music but my gifts lie elsewhere. That said however, I do recognize the power music has to convey reassurance during times of challenge like we are experiencing now and am so appreciative of the various ways it can move us to sense God's presence anew. May you be reassured this evening as you hear these words from the St. Olaf choir first recorded back in 2012. And may God indeed abide with you.
5. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
Update: From Becky Miller in Atlanta, Georgia - another version of Abide with Me for you.