"Throned upon the Awe-full Tree"
                          by John Ellerton, 1826-1893
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Throned upon the awe-full tree,
        King of grief, I watch with Thee.
        Darkness veils Thine anguished face;
        None its lines of woe can trace,
        None can tell what pangs unknown
        Hold Thee silent and alone.

        2. Silent through those three dread hours,
        Wrestling with the evil powers.
        Left alone with human sin,
        Gloom around Thee and within,
        Till the appointed time is nigh,
        Till the Lamb of God may die.

        3. Hark the cry that peals aloud
        Upward through the whelming cloud!
        Thou, the Father's only Son,
        Thou, His own Anointed One,
        Thou dost ask Him, Can it be?
        "Why hast Thou forsaken Me?"

        4. Lord, should fear and anguish roll
        Darkly o'er my sinful soul,
        Thou, who once wast thus bereft
        That Thine own might ne'er be left,
        Teach me by that bitter cry
        In the gloom to know Thee nigh.

Notes: Hymn #174 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Mark 15:34 Author: John Ellerton, 1875 Composer: Richard Redhead, 1853 Tune: "Gethsemane"
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