In dark Gethsemane

The world in silence waits around

Author: John W. Wayland
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. The world in silence waits around,
The pendant branches sway,
While, in the shadows more profound,
The Master kneels to pray.

2. The hours of night go flying on,
Fierce dangers haste the day;
’Tis now the Master seeks His own—
They need to watch and pray.

3. The foes of righteousness awake,
They hither press their way,
Their clamors on the silence break—
Awake, ye saints, and pray!

4. ’Tis e’er in dark Gethsemane
The Master strives alone,
Yet ever comes with tender care
To wake and warn His own.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2763

Author: John W. Wayland

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First Line: The world in silence waits around
Title: In dark Gethsemane
Author: John W. Wayland
Copyright: Public Domain


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