65. Tis Midnight, and on Olive's Brow

1 'Tis midnight, and on Olive's brow
The star is dimmed that lately shown:
'Tis midnight, in the garden now,
The suffering Saviour prays alone.

2 'Tis midnight, and, from all removed,
Immanuel wrestles lone, with fears:
E'en the disciple that He loved
Heeds not his Master's grief and tears.

3 'Tis midnight, and for others' guilt,
The Man of Sorrows weeps in blood:
Yet He that hath in anguish knelt
Is not forsaken by His God.

4 'Tis midnight, and from ether-plains
Is borne the song that angels know:
Unheard by mortals are the strains
That sweetly soothe the Saviour's woe.


Text Information
First Line: Tis midnight, and on Olive's brow
Title: Tis Midnight, and on Olive's Brow
Author: William Bingham Tappan, 1794-1849 (1822)
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Lent
Tune Information
Composer: Rev. John Bacchus Dykes, Mus. Doc., 1823-1876
Meter: L. M.

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