Abide With Me

Abide With Me

A prisoner of the Japanese tells how he suffered many cruelties and kept his courage by repeating the first words of ‘Abide with me’ daily and longed for a complete copy of the hymn. Sometime later he noticed a fellow prisoner rolling tobacco in a piece of paper. Something made him ask to look at it and found it contained the complete words and music of ‘Abide with me’. His joy knew no bounds.