Lord Jesus Think On Me

Lord Jesus, think on me;
And this poor offering,
Which I do humbly weave for Thee,
Accept, O Christ, my King.

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,
And grant me my desire,
That I, with mind and limbs set free,
May join the heavenly choir.

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

Words: Synesius of Cyrene, ca. 430.; tr. Allen W. Chatfield, 1876.
Music:Southwell (Daman)” William Daman, 1579.

Here is the original Greek text of the hymn:

Μνώεο, Χριστέ, υἱὲ θεοῖο ὑψιμέδοντος, οἰκέτεω σέο κῆρ’ ἀλιτροῖο γράψαντος
τάδε· καί μοι ὄπασσον λῦσιν παθέων κηριτρεφέων, τά μοι ἐμφύει ψυχᾷ ῥυπαρᾷ· δὸς
δὲ ἰδέσθαι, σῶτερ Ἰησοῦ, ζαθέαν αἴγλαν σάν· ἔνθα φανεὶς μέλψω ἀοιδὰν ψυχᾶν
παίονι, παίονι γυίων πατρὶ σὺν μεγάλῳ πνεύματι θ’ ἁγνῷ.


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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