Scripture Verse

Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom. Luke 23:42

Introduction

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Wilbur F. Crafts
(1850–1922)

Words: Wil­bur F. Crafts, in Echo to Hap­py Voic­es (New York: Am­er­i­can Tract So­ci­e­ty, 1869), num­ber 86. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Cal­lene Fisk, Crafts’ pseu­do­nym.

Music: Cur­a­çao H. K. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Oh, wondrous story of the Lord!
It thrills our hearts with love,
That Jesus came to rescue man,
And left His throne above.

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Help me, dear Savior, Thee to own,
And ever faithful be;
And when Thou sittest on Thy throne,
Dear Lord, remember me.

In human form He deigned to dwell,
To raise our fallen race,
And shed about a manger rude
The brightness of His grace.

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The angels sang, and men rejoiced
In hope of endless bliss,
And hailed the star of Bethlehem,
The pledge of love and peace.

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It shines today to guide us on
Through earthly storms to Him,
The pole star for the sinner’s bark,
Whose light is never dim.

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