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349. Go to Dark Gethsemane

1 Go to dark Gethsemane,
all who feel the tempter’s pow'r;
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 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 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 (1820, alt.)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7. Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Holy Week; Christ--Life and ministry of; Christian year--Holy Week
Tune Information
Name: LATROBE
Composer: Christian Ignatius Latrobe (c. 1790)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7. Trochaic
Key: c minor
Notes: 581 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns



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