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,
with care and woe oppressed,
let me Thy loving servant be,
and taste Thy promised rest.
3 Lord Jesus, think on me,
nor let me go astray;
through darkness and perplexity
point Thou the heav'nly way.
4 Lord Jesus, think on me,
that, when the flood is past,
I may eternal brightness see,
and share Thy joy at last.
Source: Hymns to the Living God #85
|First Line:||Lord Jesus, think on me|
|Title:||Lord Jesus, Think on Me|
|Greek Title:||Μνώεο Χριτέ (Mnōeo Christe)|
|Translator:||Allen William Chatfield|
|Author:||Synesius of Cyrene, Bishop of Ptolemais|
Lord Jesu, think on me, p. 760, ii. In Church Hymns, 1903, the cento is composed of Mr. Chatfield's original translations, stanzas ii.,iii.,v.,vi.,vii. and ix., as slightly altered in Thring's Collection, 1882; and in the 1904 ed. of Hymns Ancient & Modern. the stanzas from the original translation are ii., iii., v., vii., unaltered except that the opening words read "Lord Jesus," &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)