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Jesus, the Savior

Down in the garden, there I behold him

Author: Clara McAlister
Tune: [Down in the garden, there I behold him]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Down in the garden, there I behold him,
Jesus, the Savior, humbly is bowed;
Thick is the darkness gathering round him,
Lo, he is weeping, praying aloud.

Sinner, behold him—
Jesus, the Savior,
Suffering, dying,
Yet lives now for thee.

2 Pleading for comfort, help from his Father,
Jesus, the Savior, in fervent pray’r;
Meekly he yieldeth, light grows the burden,
Help comes from heaven our sins to bear. [Refrain]

3 Now I behold him going to Calv’ry,
Jesus, the Savior, with weary tread,
Bearing the cross on which he must suffer,
Rugged his pathway, with gloom o’erspread. [Refrain]

4 Hear him now saying, “Lo, it is finished,”
Jesus, the Savior, dying for thee,
Purchased thy pardon, mercy is waiting,
Softly he’s pleading, “Come unto me.” [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #189

Author: Clara McAlister

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Down in the garden, there I behold him
Title: Jesus, the Savior
Author: Clara McAlister
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sinner, behold him--Jesus, the Savior
Copyright: Public Domain


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Truth in Song #189

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