104. 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.
Oh, the wormwood and the gall!
Oh, the pangs his soul sustained!
Shun not suff'ring, pain, or loss;
Learn of him to bear the cross.

3 Calv'ry'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 Gethsamame
Title: Go to Dark Gethsemane
Author: James Montgomery, 1771-1854
Meter: 77 77 77
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Lent
Tune Information
Name: GETHSEMANE
Composer: Richard Redhead, 1820-1901
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Alternate setting: 385



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