Abide With Me

Music by William Henry Monk  
with lyrics by  Henry Francis Lyte, 1861
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
and Chorus under direction of Ray Charles
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Produced by Charles Grean
Final Recording Time 2:45
Recorded September 29, 1953  ~  Matrix No. E3VB-1988 Take 1
Single issue: RCA-45RPM 47-5573 ( 1953 )
Single Flip Side: "Nearer, My God to Thee"
Original Album issue: RCA-LP10 "I Believe & Songs of All Faiths" LPM-3188 MONO 1953
Album reissue: RCA-LP12 "I Believe" LPM-1172 MONO 1956
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP  "I Believe" EPA-5123 MONO 1960
Album reissue: RCA-LP12 "I Believe" LPE-1172 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1961
Album issue: Box Set "The Best of Perry Como" RD UK STEREO GBPC-6A 1971
Album re- issue: Pure Gold-LP12 "I Believe" ANL1- 1137 (e) ELECTRONIC STEREO 1975
1861 Hymn "Abide with Me; Fast Falls the Eventide" by English composer-organist
William Henry Monk, 38, lyrics by the late Scottish Anglican clergyman Henry Francis Lyte
who died in 1847 at age 54.
I Believe ~ Original 10" LP 1953I Believe ~ original 12" LP 1956I Believe - 1960 EP Compilation
Perry Como ~ I Believe  LPE-1172  circa 1965The Best of Perry Como - Reader's Digest UK 1971I Believe ~ ANL1 1137 (e) circa 1975

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