This beautiful song, which has become a staple of the Communion literature, has three stanzas, each approaching the idea of remembering from a different viewpoint.
We, as believers, are encouraged and strengthened by remembering the faith and deeds of those who have gone before us. We remember that ours is an ancient faith; we remember the promises of God’s word, and as we do so, our confidence is built in trusting God and living in his truth.
Listen to Remember me by Deborah Govenor
Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
In the second verse, Jesus, praying at Gethsemane, asks God his father to remember him at his darkest hour. He knows that he will need strength to face what awaits him and that only God will be able to strengthen him at his darkest hour. Like Jesus, we should always remember to ask for God’s help when trials come, for on our own, we cannot make it.
We thank Jesus in the last verse, that He remembers us in our present-day suffering. In the nights in which our deepest doubts are known, Jesus is there with us and we are not alone. Jesus wants us to take the bread and wine as a sign of reassurance that he will remember us in our darkest moments.