Servant of God, remember The hallowed font's bedewingAuthor: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius
Tune: NUN LASST UNS GEH'N
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1. Servant of God, remember
The stream thy soul bedewing,
The grace that came upon thee
Anointing and renewing.
2. When kindly slumber calls thee,
Upon thy bed reclining,
Trace thou the cross of Jesus,
Thy heart and forehead signing.
3. The cross dissolves the darkness,
And drives away temptation;
It calms the wavering spirit
By quiet consecration.
4. Begone, begone, the terrors
Of vague and formless dreaming;
Begone, thou fell deceiver,
With all thy boasted scheming.
5. Begone, thou crooked serpent,
Who, twisting and pursuing,
By fraud and lie preparest
The simple soul’s undoing.
6. Tremble, for Christ is near us,
Depart, for here He dwelleth,
And this, the sign thou knowest,
Thy strong battalions quelleth.
7. Then while the weary body
Its rest in sleep is nearing,
The heart will muse in silence
On Christ and His appearing.
8. To God, eternal Father,
To Christ, our king, be glory,
And to the Holy Spirit,
In never ending story.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6176
Cultor Dei memento—Servant of God, remember. Prudentius. This portion of the hymn, given in Daniel , i., No. 110; Card. Newman's Hymnal Eccl. 1838 and 1865; Wackernagel and others, is composed of lines 125-152, with the addition of a doxology. It was used in the Sarum Breviary "At Compline on Passion Sunday, and Daily up to Maundy Thursday." Also in the Mozarabic Breviary; the Mozarabic Hymnarium ; and in an 11th century manuscript in the British Museum (Harl. 2961, f. 238). The translation in common use is:—"Servant of God! remember," by W. J. Blew. First printed with music on a broadsheet, and then in The Church Hymn and Tune Book, 1852; 2nd ed. 1855. It is from the Sarum text, and in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1870 it was included in Mr. Rice's Hymns, No. 105.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Small Church Music #4957||Nun Lasst Uns Geh'n||Servant of God, remember||NUN LASST UNS GEH'N||Aurelius Clemens Prudentius||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6176||Servant of God, Remember||Servant of God, remember||NUN LASST UNS GEH'N||Aurelius Prudentius, 348-413; William J. Blew||Translated in <cite>The Church Hymn and Tune Book</cite>, 1852.|