Title: Go to Dark Gethsemane
Composer: Richard Redhead, 1853
Author: James Montgomery, 1820, 1825, alt.
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
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.