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O the agonizing prayer

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1 O the agonizing prayer
Rising on the midnight air!
"Let this cup pass from Thy Son:
Not my will, but Thine be done!"

2 O the tears and bloody sweat
Falling fast on Olivet!
In Thy lonely agony,
Shedding crimson tears for me!

3 O what wrath of earth and hell
On Thy head unpitying fell,
When Thy passion time began,
Bearer of the sin of man!

4 Waken me from sinful sleep;
Faithful, loving, make me keep,
Watching ev'ry hour with Thee
Who didst agonize for me!

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #124

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >



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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #119

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d407

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Hymns and a Few Metrical Psalms (2nd ed.) #59

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Hymns and Tunes #61


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #124

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