"Abide With Me" was written by Anglican divine Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) while he was dying of tuberculosis. He composed it after his final service and died two weeks later.
He also wrote this tune for it, although it's usually sung to "Eventide," composed by William H. Monk in 1861.
H.F. Lyte's poem "Abide With Me," read with text.
(The final image in the video, Abide with Me" was painted by Pio Ximenes c. 1916.) h/t SpokenVerse.
Here's Mahalia Jackson singing "Abide With Me" from The Power And The Glory, recorded in 1960.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/1398