"Go to Dark Gethsemane"
                        by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.125

        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. 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 suffering, 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!" bear 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 risen! He meets our eyes.
        Savior, teach us so to rise.

Notes: Hymn #159 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Lam. 3:19 Author: James Montgomery, 1820, 1825 Composer: Richard Redhead, 1853 Tune: "Gethsemane"
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