Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Do This; Remember Me!

In 2003, I wrote a hymn text on the theme of Our Lord's Last Supper, entitled “Do This; Remember Me!” I've used it in worship every Holy Thursday since then; this will be the first year I've used it at Jefferson church. Other congregations have also used it.

The hymn has been featured on the worship site of the General Board of Discipleship (see here), and is listed again this year as one of their "official" recommendations for Holy Week use. The hymn is also part of the great Cyberhymnal site (see here), which in my opinion is the top hymnal on the web (I use it often in my planning and prep, along with the more UM-oriented Hymnsite).

I share this info here because I really like the hymn, which, as with most things in my life, is more a result of God's grace and Robyn's patience than any gifts of mine. I think the text effectively communicates, in a very simple way, the barest meaning of the Blessed Sacrament, and can be used in a traditional or contemporary setting any time the bread and the cup are shared, not only on Holy Thursday. If anyone is interested in obtaining the sheet music for the hymn, let me know, and I'll get it to you.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Love the picture Keith - you do a great job illustrating your posts with outstanding graphics.

Roda Zone said...

Keith...I thought your hymn was beautiful poetry. As an English Lit major in college, I have an appreciation for such things. I especially enjoyed how the last verse of the hymn focused on discipleship.I will be praying for your ministry to Jefferson Church this Thursday.

Brett Probert said...

I would use the hymn, but we're celebrating the first Sunday after Pentecost this week...