The United Methodist Hymnal


Go to Dark Gethsemane

1.	Go to dark Gethsemane, 
	ye that feel the tempter's power; 
	your Redeemer's conflict see, 
	watch with him one bitter hour. 
	Turn not from his griefs away; 
	learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

2.	See him at the judgment hall, 
	beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned; 
	O the wormwood and the gall! 
	O the pangs his soul sustained! 
	Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; 
	learn of Christ to bear the cross.

3.	Calvary's mournful mountain climb; 
	there, adoring at his feet, 
	mark that miracle of time, 
	God's own sacrifice complete. 
	"It is finished!" hear him cry; 
	learn of 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.

WORDS: James Montgomery, 1820, 1825, alt.
MUSIC: Richard Redhead, 1853
Theme: Christ's Gracious Life: Passion and Death; Christian Year: Holy Week; Christian Year: Lent; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ: Cross; Jesus Christ: Example; Jesus Christ: Love of; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Personal Holiness