180. Go to Dark Gethsemane

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.

Text Information
First Line: Go to dark Gethsemane
Title: Go to Dark Gethsemane
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: God the Son: Lent; Christian Year-Holy Week
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD 76
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Key: E♭ Major



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