Night prayers, a musical meditation

Fast falls the eventide

'Abide with me, fast falls the eventide. The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide.' The beautiful hymn 'Abide with me' is among the calming sacred pieces of music examined in this meditation from Vatican Radio.

- A musical meditation by Monsignor Philip Whitmore in a programme produced by Veronica Scarisbrick for Vatican Radio.

Vatican Radio writes: 'Te Lucis ante terminum, Rerum creator poscimus. Before we end the day, We make this prayer to you - That you continue in your love, to guard your people here. For centuries that hymn has been sung by Christians all over the world as part of the Office of Night Prayer or Compline, to give it its formal name."

To listen to the meditation from Vatican Radio, CLICK HERE.