1995. Go to Dark Gethsemane

1. Go to dark Gethsemane,
ye that 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. See Him at the judgment hall,
beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned;
O the wormwood and the gall!
O the pangs His soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss;
learn of Christ 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 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 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 (1850)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Source: Selection of Psalms and Hymns, by Thomas Cotterill (London: 1820)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Al­ter­nate tune: GETHSEMANE (MONK), Will­iam H. Monk, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861, adapt­ed from Actes of the Apos­tles, by Christ­o­pher Tye, 1553
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 77.77.77
Incipit: 11234 43112 32211
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (London: 1853)
Copyright: Public Domain

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