Go to Dark Gethsemane – versions

Gethsemane-hymn

Holy Week Hymn by James Montgomery that walks us through the last days of Christ’s life into the Resurrection.  There have been a number of good retunes of this old text in recent years even one including rap (HighStreet Hymns)

Trinity Anglican Mission (Atlanta, GA)
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Indelible Grace (Nashville, TN)
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Holy City Hymns (Charleston, SC)
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High Street Hymns (Richmond, Va)
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Rachel Wilhelm (Advent Anglican, DC)
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Kevin DeYoung also has a meditation on the scene at Gethsemane at his gospel coalition blog.

1 Go to dark Gethsemane,
You who feel the tempter’s pow’r;
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;
O the worm-wood and the gall!
O the pangs His soul sustained!
Shun not suff’ring, shame, or loss;
Learn of Him to bear the cross.

3 Calv’ry’s mournful mountain climb
There’ adoring at His feet,
Mark the miracle of time,
God’s own sacrifice complete:
“It is finished!” Hear the 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 ris’n! He meets our eyes:
Savior, teach us so to rise.

image (c) weavingmajor from flickr

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