With the majority of the population being visual learners, myself included, I draw out each word as a picture. Picture associations create a stronger connection to recall, the crazier the drawing the better the recall.
The act of drawing out the words (similar for each verse) helps with memorization in and of itself. If a word doesn't lend itself to a picture draw it in your own "font". Don't worry if you aren't an artist, that never stopped you from playing Pictionary. Study the picture verse and then close your eyes and read it in your mind's eye. If you don't want to draw out your own pictures check out this site which does it for you. http://www.memoryicons.com