“According to Thy gracious Word”

A hymn written by J. Montgomery


According to Thy gracious Word,
   In meek humility;
This will I do, my dying Lord,
   I will remember Thee.


Thy body broken for my sake,
   My bread from heaven shall be,
The testamental cup I take,
   And thus remember Thee.


Gethsemane can I forget?
   Or there Thy conflict see,
Think agony and bloody sweat,
   And not remember Thee?


When to the cross I turn my eyes,
   And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my Sacrifice,
   I must remember Thee!


Remember Thee, and all Thy pains,
   And all Thy love to me;
Yes, while a breath, a pulse remains,
   Will I remember Thee.


And when these failing lips grow dumb,
   And mind and mem'ry flee;
When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come,
   Jesus, remember me.