He Will Remember Me

When on the cross of Calvary The Lord was crucified

Author: E. M. Bartlett
Tune: [When on the cross of Calvary] (Bartlett)
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When on the cross of Calv’ry
The Lord was crucified;
The mob stood ’round about Him
And mocked until He died.
Two thieves were nailed beside Him
To share the agony,
But one of them cried out to Him,
"O Lord, remember me.”

Will the Lord remember me
When I am called to go?
When I have crossed death’s chilly sea,
will He His love there show?
O yes, He heard my feeble cries,
from bondage set me free.
And when I reach the pearly gates
He will remember me.

2 Oh, what a shame to kill Him
There on that rugged cross;
But such a death was needed
To rescue all the lost.
His blood was made a ransom
To set the captives free;
I know that I’m included,
and He will remember me. [Refrain]

3 At His dear feet I’m kneeling.
My sins I now confess;
I bow in deep repentance,
My soul He’ll surely bless.
My blinded eyes He opens
So that the light I see,
And when I reach the pearly gates,
He will remember me. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #320

Author: E. M. Bartlett

E. M. Bartlett was born December 24, 1883 in Waynesville, Missouri. His family later moved to Sebastian County, Arkansas. Bartlett received training as a music teacher and was a leader in developing Southern gospel music. He was employed by Central Music Company, a publisher of shape note singing books based in Hartford, which was owned by David Moore and Will H. Ramsey. Bartlett persuaded Moore and John A. McClung to partner with him to form Hartford Music Company. In 1921, Bartlett established the Hartford Music Institute, a shape note school. He provided opportunities for many songwriters and musicians in gospel music, including Albert E. Brumley. In 1939 he suffered a stroke and afterwards wrote "Victory in Jesus." Dianne Shapiro, fr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When on the cross of Calvary The Lord was crucified
Title: He Will Remember Me
Author: E. M. Bartlett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Will the Lord remember me
Notes: Copyrighted in 1924
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

African American Heritage Hymnal #240

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #475

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #34


One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #320


The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #149


Total Praise #239


Yes, Lord! #117


Zion still Sings #72

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