Lord Jesus, think on me

By Synesius of Cyrene, 430AD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0nwUXTABVA

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

Lord Jesus, think on me
With many a care opprest;
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 the 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.
Text: Ps. 119:133
Author: Synesius of Cyrene, 430
Translated by: Allen W. Chatfield, 1876, cento
Titled: “Mnoheo Christe”
Composer: William Daman, 1579

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