420a. According to thy gracious word

1 According to thy gracious word
in meek humility,
this will I do, my dying Lord,
I will remember thee.

2 Thy body, broken for my sake,
my bread from heaven shall be;
thy cup of blessing I will take,
and thus remember thee.

3 Can I Gethsemane forget
or there thy conflict see,
thine agony and bloody sweat,
and not remember thee?

4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes,
and rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice,
I must remember thee:

5 Remember thee, and all thy pains,
and all thy love to me;
yea, while a breath, a pulse remains,
will I remember thee.

6 And when these failing lips grow dumb,
and mind and memory flee,
when thou shalt in thy kingdom come,
then, Lord, remember me.

Text Information
First Line: According to thy gracious word
Original Language: English
Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Church year: Passiontide; Church Year: Good Friday; Holy Communion (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: c minor
Source: Melody from William Tans'ur's Harmony of Syon 1735; harmonised by Compilers of Hymns Ancient & Modern, Second Supplement 1916

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