Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

O the agonizing prayer

O the agonizing prayer

Author: Thomas MacKellar
Published in 7 hymnals

Full Text

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 >



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d379
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #254Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #119
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d407
Hymns and a Few Metrical Psalms (2nd ed.) #59TextPage Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #61Page Scan
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #124Text
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us