Number: 97
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.