Sunday, October 16, 2011

Do Lord, Oh Do Lord, Do Remember Me

I remember this song from my childhood. This is one that everyone sang. I haven't heard it in ages and I'm wondering if folks still sing it?

I looked it up on google and apparently it was written by Julia Ward Howe, who also wrote the Battle Hymn of The Republic.

Some of the lyrics I remember were missing from the all the sites I found online. I'm putting the ones I remember here. I expect this is one of the songs that folks added their own lyrics to as they went along. There are probably different versions in different parts of the country or in different churches.

If you know any other lyrics please add them in a comment. It would be a shame to lose them.

Chorus:
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Way beyond the blue.

I've got a home in glory land that out-shines the sun.
I've got a home in glory land that out-shines the sun.
I've got a home in glory land that out-shines the sun.
Way beyond the blue.

Chorus:
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Way beyond the blue.

I took Jesus as my Savior, You take Him too.
I took Jesus as my Savior, You take Him too.
I took Jesus as my Savior, You take Him too, while He's still calling you.
Way beyond the blue.

Chorus:
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Way beyond the blue.

I read the book of Revelations, You read it too.
I read the book of Revelations, You read it too.
I read the book of Revelations, You read it too.
Way beyond the blue.

Chorus:
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Way beyond the blue.

If you can't bear a cross, You can't wear a crown.
If you can't bear a cross, You can't wear a crown.
If you can't bear a cross, You can't wear a crown.
Way beyond the blue.

Chorus:
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Do Lord, O, Do Lord, O do remember me,
Way beyond the blue.

 There is a lovely version of this song sung by a children's choir you can listen to by clicking here.

1 comment:

Elisabeth Parris said...

Thank you for sharing these words! I was folding laundry, and this song kept going through my heart. I could not remember most of the words, though. The last time I remember hearing it was from my Grandmother singing me to sleep - over twenty years ago. I think you are right, that there are several local versions, because these verses that I knew are not on the other music sites. God bless you as you blessed me this morning!