Jesus, Remember Me

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Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom.
Jesus, remember me
when you come in to your kingdom.

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #169

Author: Jacques Berthier

Jacques Berthier (27 June 1923 – 27 June 1994) was a French composer of liturgical music, best known for writing much of the music used at Taizé.  Go to person page >


Scripture References:
st. = Luke 23:42

One of the robbers crucified with the Savior cried out, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Luke 23:42). Jesus responded, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise" (v. 43). This humble plea of a sinner for divine mercy is all the more poignant today as our Savior in heaven continues to pray for his people.

“Jesus, Remember Me” comes from the Taizé community, an ecumenical community in France with Reformed roots. In the Taizé tradition, short songs are often sung repeatedly with various descants (as here and at 312); others are canons (see 622). The Taizé and many other Christian communities and churches use this song as a meditative chant in communal prayers. The text and tune are from Music from Taizé (vol. 1, 1981), published by G.I.A. Publications, Inc. I

Liturgical Use:
Good Friday; as a prayer song in a meditative service.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



JESUS, REMEMBER ME (1978) is a simple tune from the hand of Jacques Berthier (b. Auxerre, France, 1923; d. Paris, France, 1994), one of the primary composers associated with the Taizé community. Consisting of just two phrases in melodic sequence, the tune is intended for singing in harmony, with re…

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