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Down in the Garden

Hushed by the shadows dark and drear

Author: W. H. L.
Tune: [Hushed by the shadows dark and drear]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hushed by the shadows dark and drear,
The feathered songsters rest;
All earth in slumber doth appear,
But Christ, earth’s heav’nly Guest.

Refrain:
Down in the garden hear the mournful sound,
There in the darkness on the dewy ground,
While the watchers they were sleeping,
Was Jesus praying, weeping,
Was Jesus praying, weeping.

2 With nature’s mantle, night’s dark pall,
Beneath those garden trees,
He wrestled nobly for us all,
From sin, man to release. [Refrain]

3 Sin’s loathsome weight He bore in sweat,
That oozed in bloody flow;
Ignoble shame was His, and yet
He meekly suffered so. [Refrain]

4 For sinful mortals, rich and poor,
He fought hell’s legions fierce;
Abased, He won the vict’ry sure,
Though pangs His soul did pierce. [Refrain]

Author: W. H. L.

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Text Information

First Line: Hushed by the shadows dark and drear
Title: Down in the Garden
Author: W. H. L.
Meter: 8.6.8.6.10.10.8.7.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Down in the garden hear the mournful sound

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Timeless Truths #919

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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