The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O May I Always Bear In Mind

For Christmas

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1175. “Mary kept all these things, and pondered them.” Gospel of St. Luke ii. 19.

Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 118.

1 O May I always bear in mind
The Saviour's pity for mankind,
    Which brought Him from His throne,
Emptied of all His majesty,
A Man of griefs to comfort me,
    And make my heart His own.

2 O may I in His love delight,
Muse on His love both day and night,
    And think of nothing more,
To Him with pure affection cleave,
And only in His presence live
    To wonder and adore.

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