270. 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 testamental cup I take,
And thus remember thee.

3 Gethsemane can I 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,
Jesus, remember me.

Text Information
First Line: According to thy gracious word
Original Language: English
Author: James Montgomery, 1771-1854
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Sacraments and Other Rites: Holy Communion; Maundy Thursday
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: c minor
Source: Ps. xii in Harmony of Syon, 1734 by William Tans'ur
Notes: Widely used in the 18th century for "O God our help" - Ps. 90

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