196. Go to Dark Gethsemane

1 Go to dark Gethsemane,
all 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 wormwood and the gall!
O the pangs his soul sustained!
Shun not suff'ring, shame, or loss;
learn of him to bear the cross.

3 Calv'ry’s mournful mountain climb;
there, adoring at his feet,
mark that miracle of time,
God’s own sacrifice complete:
“It is finished!” hear him 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 ris'n! 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 (1825, alt.)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Suffering and Death; Christian Year: Holy Week; Jesus Christ (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD 76
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: E♭ Major



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