Title: Go to Dark Gethsemane
Composer: , 1825; alt.Richard Redhead, 1853
Author: James Montgomery, 1820
Scripture: Matthew 26:36-39 Mark 14:32-42 Mark 15:1 Luke 22:39-46 John 19:30
Theme: Holy Week
1. Go to dark Gethsemane, All who feel the tempter's power; Your Redeemer's conflict see, Watch with Him one bitter hour; Turn not from His griefs away, Learn from Jesus Christ to pray. 2. Follow to the judgment hall; View the Lord of life arraigned; O the wormwood and the gall! O the pangs His soul sustained! Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; Learn from Christ to bear the cross. 3. Calvary's mournful mountain climb; There, adoring at His feet, Mark the miracle of time, God's own sacrifice complete; "It is finished!" hear Him cry; Learn from Jesus Christ to die. 4. Early hasten to the tomb Where they laid His breathless clay: All is solitude and gloom. Who has taken Him away? Christ is risen! He meets our eyes. Savior, teach us so to rise.