Civil War Soldier

Lord, Remember Me

O Thou, from Whom all goodness flows,
I lift my soul to Thee;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
Good Lord, remember me.

If on my aching, burdened heart,
My sins lie heavily,
Thy pardon grant, Thy peace impart;
Good Lord, remember me.

If trials sore obstruct my way,
And ills I can not flee,
Then let my strength be as my day;
Good Lord, remember me.

If, worn with pain, disease, and grief,
This feeble frame should be,
Grant patience, rest, and kind relief;
Good Lord remember me.

And oh! when, in the hour of death,
I bow to Thy decree,
Jesu, receive my parting breath;
Good Lord, remember me.

—Amen.

This prayer was included in “Balm for the Weary and the Wounded,” a prayer manual for Confederate soldiers, published in 1864 by Evans & Cogswell. Books on the topic of this prayer may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore

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