Jesus, In the Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus, bowed down by mighty woe

Author: George Richards
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Jesus, bow'd down by mighty woe,
Unfelt, unknown, to all below,
Except the Son of God;
In agonistic pangs of soul,
Drinks deep from wormwood's bitt'rest bowl,
And sweats great drops of blood.

2 See, his disciples slumb'ring round;
Nor pitying friend on earth is found;
He treads the press alone:
In vain to Heav'n he turns his eyes;
No pardon waits him from the skies;
His death it must atone.

3 "O Father hear! this cup remove—
Save thou the darling of thy love,
(The prostrate victim said)
Yet not my will, but thine be done,
Should that exted, to count thy Son,
Amid the sleeping dead."

4 His earnest prayers, his deep'ning groans,
Were heard before angelic thrones;
Amazement wrapt the sky.
"Go strengthen Christ," Jehovah said;
Th' astonish'd Seraph bow'd his head,
And left the realms on high.

5 Made strong in strength rene'd from heav'n,
Jesus receives the cup as giv'n;
Submiss, resign'd in all,
He drink;—nor leaves a dreg behind;
And bears away from human kind,
The wormwood mix'd with gall.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CXLIV

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, bowed down by mighty woe
Title: Jesus, In the Garden of Gethsemane
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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