1 Go to dark Gethsemane,
you who feel the tempter's power;
your Redeemer's conflict see;
watch with Him one bitter hour;
turn not from His griefs away;
learn of Jesus Christ to pray.
2 Follow to the judgment hall;
view the Lord of life arraigned;
O the worm-wood and the gall!
O the pangs His soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss;
learn of Him to bear the cross.
3 Calvary's mournful mountain climb;
there adoring at His feet,
mark that miracle of time,
God's own sacrifice complete.
"It is finished!" Hear the cry;
learn of Jesus Christ to die.
4 Early hasten to the tomb
where they laid His breathless clay;
all is solitude and gloom;
who has taken Him away?
Christ is risen! He meets our eyes:
Savior, teach us so to rise.
|First Line:||Go to dark Gethsemane|
|Title:||Go to Dark Gethsemane|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1822)|
|Topic:||God the Son: Lent; Christian Year-Holy Week|