60. '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 suffering Saviour prays alone.

2 'Tis midnight; and from all removed,
Emmanuel wrestles lone with fears;
E'en that disciple whom 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 Saviour'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, 1794-1849
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Christ: Gethsemane; Christ: Passion; Gethsemane
Tune Information
Composer: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868
Key: A♭ Major

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