1 The Savior in Gethsemane
Bows low in bitter agony.
My conscience smites me, for I know
My sin, my sin constrained Him so.
Yea, all that weight of agony
The Son of God endured for me.
2 Dread tho't! My sin doth heavier lie
Than all this mighty earth and sky;
For Jesus, in His Father's name,
Bears up this universal frame;
And yet the Word of God falls low,
The while He bears sin's weight of woe.
3 Thus, Lord, Thou givest me Thy peace,
Sure comfort that an never cease;
Far greater that paid ransom's worth
To God than boundless heav'n and earth:
So by Thine agony I win
Eternal pardon for my sin.
Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >
Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…
Display Title: The Savior In GethsemaneFirst Line: The Savior in GethsemaneTune Title: SCHUMANNAuthor: C. V. Pilcher; Hallgrim Petrusson, 1614-1674Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8Date: 1930Subject: The Church Year | Passion