Tuesday, February 16, 2010

'Go to Dark Gethsemane'- [Gethsemane]

1. Go to dark Gethsemane,
Ye that feel the tempter's pow'r,
Your Redeemer's conflict see.
Watch with Him one bitter hour;
Turn not from His griefs away;
Learn of 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 suff'ring , shame, or loss;
Learn of Him 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 hath taken Him away?
Christ is ris'n! He meets our eyes.
Savior, teach us so to rise.

[text: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary]

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