Abide With Me

ABIDE WITH ME

For months, Michelle Soderberg and I have been working on a piece of music that would accompany the footage that we shot while in Utah. Michelle is an amazing musician based in Neenah, Wis., who teaches, writes and composes her own music

Michelle Soderberg working with Marc Golde, producer of Rock Garden Studio in Appleton, Wis.

Michelle Soderberg working with Marc Golde, producer of Rock Garden Studio in Appleton, Wis.

Prior to our weekly meetings, late night texts, and back and forth brainstorming, we made a list of hymns that we felt would spiritually uplift us, but also tell the story of A Moment With Christ.

Our original list included "Where Can I Turn For Peace?", "Savior, Redeemer of My Soul", "I Believe in Christ," and "If The Savior Stood Beside Me."

Believe it or not, it was a rather difficult decision to make, but we ultimately knew that "Abide With Me" would be key to telling our story.

Michelle Soderberg playing Abide With Me at Rock Garden Studio in Appleton, Wis.

Michelle Soderberg playing Abide With Me at Rock Garden Studio in Appleton, Wis.

As you listen to the music and watch the accompanying video clips, take a moment to ponder the following lyrics:

V1: 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, oh, abide with me!

V2: I need thy presence ev’ry passing hour.

What but thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?

Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?

Thru cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me!


Music, art, photography, video, and all other creative arts can help, inspire and motivate us during the difficult and better parts of our lives. 

How has music helped you? How have you drawn closer to the Savior through music? 

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