Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

I Will Remember

 

Background

God calls his people to remember Him, His promises, His commands, and all that He has done.  The wonderful gift of memory is used by the Holy Spirit to comfort, encourage, and guide us in our walk with the Lord. But the call to remember means much more than cognitive recall. It refers to taking to heart and applying to our lives the things that we are recalling.

In 1 Chronicles 16:12-15, David calls on the people to remember God's "wonders, miracles, and judgments."   No doubt He was referring to the acts of creation, as well as the mighty acts of the Exodus, God's redemption of His people and making them His own.  As New Testament people, we are to remember God's mighty deeds centered in Jesus Christ, along with the Word that proclaims these deeds, and gives to us the victory that Christ has won.

But remembering goes both directions.  The Bible also refers to God remembering us, and remembering His covenant and promises.  This is not to imply that God forgets.  Rather, when the Bible speaks of God's remembering, it indicates that He is about to go into action in light of what He is "remembering."

This song was written for St. John's Lutheran School for its 2010-2011 theme, "I Will Remember."

 

Bible Verses

1 Chronicles 16:12-15, Exodus 2:24, Ecclesiastes 12:1, Luke 23:42

Themes

Remember, Covenant, Promise, Trust, Forgiveness, God's Presence, Faithfulness of God

 

Lyrics

Chorus
I will remember what You have done

I will remember Father, Spirit, Son
I will remember You are my God
And You have called me as Your own
I will remember Your love for me
I will remember Calvary
I will remember the Way, the Truth, the Life,
And all Your promises to me
I will remember
I will remember

Verse 1
I will remember that You are creator
I will remember that You made me
And all of Your blessings, all of Your gifts to me.
I will remember that You save Your people
They walk through the sea upon dry land
Walls turn to rubble, and giants, they crumble
You alone are God, the Great I am!

Verse 2
I will remember that You came to save me
You died on the cross for all of my sins
You rose from the grave and give life that will never end
When I am tempted, when I am weary
When I don't know which way to go
I will remember that You're always with me
And every truth You've taught my heart to know

Bridge
Help me, Jesus, always to remember
Help me, Jesus, always to believe
That even should I forget, Your love is with me yet
For You promise You'll remember me!