'Tis midnight; and on Olive's brow

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1 'Tis midnight; and on Olive's brow
the star is dimmed that lately shone:
'tis midnight; in the garden now
the suff'ring Savior prays alone.

2 'Tis midnight; and, from all removed,
Emmanuel wrestles lone with fears:
e'en the disciple that he loved
heeds not his Master's grief and tears.

3 'Tis midnight; and, for others' guilt,
the Man of Sorrows weeps in blood:
yet he that hath in anguish knelt
is not forsaken by his God.

4 'Tis midnight; from the heav'nly plains
is borne the song that angels know:
unheard by mortals are the strains
that sweetly soothe the Savior's woe.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #344

Author: William B. Tappan

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