Christ in Gethsemane

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1 Beyond where Kedron’s waters flow,
So brightly and so free,
Behold the loving Savior go
To sad Gethsemane.

Go to Gethsemane,
Hear that mournful sound;
See the Savior weeping,
Weeping on the cold, damp ground.

2 His countenance is all divine,
His heav’nly bearing see!
Yet grief appears in every line
While in Gethsemane. [Refrain]

3 He bows beneath the sins of men,
Whilst they are filled with glee;
He cries to God and cries again
In sad Gethsemane. [Refrain]

4 He lifts His mournful eyes above,
And cries, “O Father may
This cup, this bitter cup remove!”
Oh, sad Gethsemane! [Refrain]

5 With gentle resignation still,
For thee, my soul, for thee,
He yielded to His Father’s will
In sad Gethsemane. [Refrain]

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Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

Paraphraser: Anonymous

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First Line: Beyond where Cedron's waters flow
Title: Christ in Gethsemane
Paraphraser: Anonymous (pub.1897)
Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go to Gethsemane



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