They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to the disciples, Matthew 26:36
Sit here while I pray.
Words: James Montgomery, in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, by Thomas Cotterill (London: 1820).
Music: Redhead Richard Redhead, Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (London: 1853) (🔊 pdf nwc).
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.
See Him at the judgment hall; view the Lord of life arraigned;
O the wormwood and the gall! O the pangs His soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; learn of Christ 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 finished! hear Him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die.
Early hasten to the tomb where they laid His breathless clay;
All is solitude and gloom. Who has taken Him away?
Christ is ris’n! He meets our eyes; Savior, teach us so to rise.