264. 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 from 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 from Him to bear the cross.

3 Calv'ry's mournful mountain climb;
there, adoring at His feet,
mark the miracle of time,
God's own sacrifice complete.
"It is finished!" hear Him cry;
learn from 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)
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2023
Topic: Jesus Christ: Suffering and Death
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853, alt.)
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: E♭ Major

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