Is It True?

Is it true that in the garden of Gethsemane

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Is it true that in the garden of Gethsemane]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Is it true that in the garden of Gethsemane
My Redeemer wept and struggled, wept in pray’r for me?
Drops of sweat as blood were falling, death seem’d drawing nigh;
Saviour, was it for the sake of sinners such as I?

Chorus:
Is it true, is it true,
Thou such love hast shown?
Come and make us, blessed Saviour, ever more Thine own!
Blessed Saviour, evermore Thine own!

2 Is it true that He the crown of piercing thorns did wear?
Is it true that up the mountain He the cross did bear,
And was crucified upon it, thus to ransom me?
O amazing love and mercy! Saviour, can it be? [Chorus]

3 Is it true that my Redeemer loves my spirit still,
And will fit me up a mansion, if I only will?
O my heart, make haste to serve Him, while on earth I dwell,
That in death my voice can whisper, whisper it is well! [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #42

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

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First Line: Is it true that in the garden of Gethsemane
Title: Is It True?
Author: Eden Reeder Latta

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Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #42

Wreath of Praise #d50

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