Jesus drinks the bitter cup

Jesus drinks the bitter cup

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 57 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus drinks the bitter cup,
The wine press treads alone,
Tears the graves and mountains up,
By his expiring groan:
Lo! the pow'rs of heaven he shakes,
Nature in convulsion lies,
Earth's profoundest centre quakes,
The great Jehovah dies.

2 Dies the glorious cause of all,
The true eternal plan,
Falls to raise us from our fall,
To ransom sinful man;
Well may Sol withdraw his light,
With the suff'er sympathize,
Leave the world in sudden night,
While his Creator dies.

3 O my God, he dies for me,
I feel the mortal smart!
See him hanging on a tree,
A sight that breaks my heart!
O that all to thee might turn;
Sinners ye may love him too;
Look on him ye pierc'd, and mourn
For one who bled for you.

4 Weep o'er your desire and hope
With tears of humblest love;
Sing for Jesus is gone up,
And reigns enthron'd above;
Lives our head to die no more,
Pow'r is all to Jesus giv'n,
Worship'd as he was before,
The immortal King of heav'n.



Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #CXLI

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus drinks the bitter cup
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d258

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d400

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d401

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d400

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #191

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d271

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #552

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d154

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d107

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d108

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #125

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S101

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #91

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d257

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #91

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d229

Indian Melodies #71

Revival Hymns #d86

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #46

Select Hymns #d98

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d281

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B29

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d171

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d125

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d120

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #229

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The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #293

The Sacred Melodeon #d49

The Temple Harp #d166

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