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?
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]
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)
Hall, pp. 173-75
Away to the Woods
Beautiful Robe and Crown
Blessèd Be the Fountain
Bright Glory to Come
Can Jesus See and Hear?
Come to Jesus
He Is Risen
I’m a Child of the King
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Display Title: Is It True?First Line: Is it true that in the garden of GethsemaneTune Title: [Is it true that in the garden of Gethsemane]Author: E. R. LattaDate: 1885Subject: Christ's Sufferings and Death |