My Savior Will Remember Me

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This song is written from the point of view of the criminal who hung on the cross beside Jesus. In his final hours of life he demonstrated faith in Jesus as His messiah as He defended His innocence and asked to be received into His kingdom. As you listen to or sing this song, our prayer is that you would identify with this criminal and rest in Jesus' promise to remember those who put their trust in Him.

Luke 23:32-43
Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!" The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!" There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews." One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!" But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

Lyrics

Verse 1:
My path has led to condemnation-
My crimes are clear, my sentence just;
Why should I hope to be forgiven?
My life is gone, my soul is lost.

Verse 2:
But who is this who's numbered with me?
The innocent upon a cross!
I hear him pray for grace and mercy
Secured by his unfathomed loss.

Chorus:
My savior will remember me
Though I have been his enemy;
Despite my crimes displayed
For all to see
My savior will remember me.

Verse 3:
I hear the jeers that rise around us-
"If you are him why can't you save?"
But they won't hear his glorious promise-
"My kingdom comes right through the grave."

Bridge:
Come see the one whose grace outpours-
Whom my once rebel heart adores;
Through selfless love and guiltless pain
He came to ransom me by name.

Verse 4:
And when my heart has ceased its' beating,
My eyes no more look on the skies,
I'll see this king, in glory, rushing
To welcome me to paradise,
To welcome me to paradise,
My savior will remember me.

Words & Music by David L. Ward
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