Christ our Example in Suffering.
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.
Follow to the judgment-hall;
View the Lord of Life arraign'd;
O the wormwood and the gall!
O the pangs His soul sustain'd!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss;
Learn of Him to bear the cross.
Calvary's mournful mountain climb,
There, adoring at His feet,
Mark that miracle of time,
God's own sacrifice complete:
It is finish'd;"--hear the cry;
Learn of Jesus Christ to die.
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.
Saviour, teach us so to rise.