249. 'Tis Midnight; and on Olive's Brow

1 'Tis midnight; and on Olive's brow
the star is dimmed that lately shone:
'tis midnight; in the garden now
the suff'ring Savior prays alone.

2 'Tis midnight; and, from all removed,
Emmanuel wrestles lone with fears:
e'en the disciple that he loved
heeds not his master's grief and tears.

3 'Tis midnight; and, for others' guilt,
the Man of Sorrows weeps in blood:
yet he that hath in anguish knelt
is not forsaken by his God.

4 'Tis midnight; from the heav'nly plains
is borne the song that angels know:
unheard by mortals are the strains
that sweetly soothe the Savior's woe.

Text Information
First Line: 'Tis midnight; and on Olive's brow
Title: 'Tis Midnight; and on Olive's Brow
Author: William B. Tappan (1822)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Mark 14:42; Luke 22:39
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Suffering; Christ: Loneliness of; Christ: Man of Sorrows
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: OLIVE'S BROW
Composer: William B. Bradbury (1853)
Meter: L.M.
Key: A♭ Major



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