Lord Jesus Think on Me

This hymn by Synesius of Cyrene, Bishop of Ptolemais, is from the 5th century. Originally in Greek (Μνώεο Χριτέ) it was translated to English by Allen Chatfield (d 1876).

With meter 6.6.8.6, tunes is has been set to include:
  • SOUTHWELL, from Damon's Psalter, 1579
  • ST BRIDE by Samuel Howard (1762)




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Examples

Solo singer with guitar accompaniment - SOUTHWELL


Unaccompanied, professionally produced recording - SOUTHWELL



College choir with organ - SOUTHWELL


Lyrics

Lord Jesus, think on me
And purge away my sin;
From earthborn passions set me free
And make me pure within.

Lord Jesus, think on me,
With many a care oppressed;
Let me Thy loving servant be
And taste Thy promised rest.

Lord Jesus, think on me
Amid the battle’s strife;
In all my pain and misery
Be Thou my Health and Life.

Lord Jesus, think on me
Nor let me go astray;
Through darkness and perplexity
Point Thou the heavenly way.

Lord Jesus, think on me
When floods the tempest high;
When on doth rush the enemy,
O Savior, be Thou nigh!

Lord Jesus, think on me
That, when the flood is past,
I may th’eternal brightness see
And share Thy joy at last.

Lord Jesus, think on me
That I may sing above
To Father, Spirit, and to Thee
The strains of praise and love.

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