417. Lord Jesus, Think on Me

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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.

Text Information
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.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: SM
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...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: SM
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Daman’s Psalmes, 1579, alt.

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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.

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