1 Lord Jesus, think on me,
and purge away my sin.
From earth-born passions set me free,
and make me pure within.
2 Lord Jesus, think on me,
amid the battle's strife.
In all my pain and misery
be thou my health and life.
3 Lord Jesus, think on me,
nor let me go astray.
Through darkness and perplexity
point thou the heavenly way.
4 Lord Jesus, think on me,
that, when this life is past,
I may the_eternal brightness see,
and share thy joy at last.
|First Line:||Lord Jesus, think on me|
|Title:||Lord Jesus, Think on Me|
|Author:||Synesius of Cyrene (5th cent.)|
|Translator:||Allen W. Chatfield (1876, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 25:7; Psalm 40:17; Psalm 106:4; Matthew 9:21-22; Luke 22:40; Luke 23:42-43; Colossians 3:1-11; Hebrews 4:9; James 4:7-10|
|Topic:||Confession; Eternal Life; Forgiveness(3 more...)|
|Key:||e minor or modal|
|Source:||Daman’s Psalmes, 1579, alt.|
This text is among the oldest hymns in this book; its original Greek version dates from around the beginning of the 5th century. The stanzas used here come from a 19th-century paraphrase, whose simplicity and directness are well complemented by a 16th-century psalm tune.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|