Lord Jesus Think On Me

I have really enjoyed listening to the new CD by Gregory D. Wilbur entitled My Cry Ascends: New Parish Psalms which was published by Ligonier Ministries. I like all the songs but my favorite is “Lord Jesus Think On Me.” It is a beautiful prayer that was written by Synesius of Cyrene (c. 375-430 AD) and as the liner notes states “begins every stanza with an invocation for the aid and attention of Christ that moves from the confession of sin to the glorious hope of eternal life.”

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 care and woe 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
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.

—Synesius of Cyrene (Lyrics) and Gregory D. Wilbur (Music)
©2010 Ligonier Ministries

Related: You can read more about this CD, view the liner notes (PDF), and listen to samples of the tracks at Ligonier’s website.