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.

Refrain

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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