Scripture Verse

O Lord God, remember me. Judges 16:28


Words: Jo­seph P. Bar­trum, The Psalms, New­ly Pa­ra­phrased for the Ser­vice of the Sanc­tu­ary (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Rus­sell & Os­borne, 1833).

Music: Az­mon Carl G. Glä­ser, 1828. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, Mo­dern Psalm­ist, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bar­trum (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


O, from these vi­sions dark and drear,
Kind Fa­ther, set me free;
I strug­gle yet with dark­ness here—
My God, re­mem­ber me!

Refresh my droop­ing soul with grace
And quick­en­ing en­er­gy;
Still runn­ing, toil­ing, in the race—
My God, re­mem­ber me!

Some cheer­ing ray of hope im­part,
Sweet in­flu­ence from Thee;
And raise this fee­ble, droop­ing heart—
My God, re­mem­ber me!

For the in­he­ri­tance in light,
On trem­bling wings I flee;
With sins, and doubts, and fears I fight—
My God, re­mem­ber me!