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Go to Dark Gethsemane


Words by James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Tune: GETHSEMANE by Richard Redhead (1820-1901)
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
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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: Oh, the wormwood and the gall! Oh, the pangs His soul sustained! Shun not suff’ring, shame, or loss; Learn of Him to bear the cross.
3. Calv’ry’s mournful mountain climb; There, adoring at His feet, Mark that miracle of time, God’s own sacrifice complete: “It is finished!” hear the 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.