1 Go to dark Gethsemane,
All that feel the tempter’s power;
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 suffering, shame, or loss;
Learn from Christ to bear the cross.
3 Calvary’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 risen! He meets our eyes.
Savior, teach us so to rise.
|First Line:||Go to dark Gethsemane|
|Title:||Go to Dark Gethsemane|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1820, 1825; alt.)|
|Scripture:||Matthew 26:36-39; Mark 14:32-42; Mark 15:1; Luke 22:39-46; John 19:30|