Scripture Verse

They came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and He saith to His disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. Mark 14:32


Edward P. Hammond (1831–1910)

Words: Ed­ward P. Ham­mond, 1866. The words were in­spired by a vis­it to the Gar­den of Geth­se­ma­ne.

Music: Geth­se­ma­ne (Hull) Asa Hull, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).


My Je­sus, I would ne’er for­get,
That hour I spent with Thee;
When there I saw Thy bloody sweat
In dark Geth­se­ma­ne.


I’ll ne’er for­get, I’ll ne’er for­get,
I’ll ne’er for­get­ful be,
When there I saw Thy bloody sweat
In dark Geth­se­ma­ne.

’Twas in that ol­ive grove I felt
That Thou hadst died for me;
Alas, how great I saw my guilt
While in Geth­se­ma­ne.


I thought of how Thy heart did throb,
While all Thine own did flee,
And left Thee with the cru­el mob,
In sad Geth­se­ma­ne.


’Twas there I felt my grief and shame
In oft for­sak­ing Thee,
How pre­cious was Thy ve­ry name
In dear Geth­se­ma­ne.


Should e’er our love to Thee grow cold,
And we for­get­ful be,
We’ll call to mind Thy love un­told
While in Geth­se­ma­ne.


The Betrayal of Christ
Giuseppe Cesari (1568–1640)