He knelt, the Savior knelt and prayed

He knelt, the Savior knelt and prayed

Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans
Tune: HASTINGS (Hastings)
Published in 49 hymnals

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He knelt; the Saviour knelt and prayed,
When but his Father’s eye
Looked, through the lonely garden’s shade,
On that dread agony;
He poured in prayer his suppliant breath,
Bowed down with sorrow unto death.

The sun went down in fearful hour;
The heavens might well grow dim,
When this mortality had power
Thus to o’ershadow him;
That he who came to save might know
The very depths of human woe.

He knew them all,—the doubt, the strife,
The faint, perplexing dread;
The mists that hang o’er parting life
All darkened round his head;
And the Deliverer knelt to pray;
Yet passed it not, that cup, away.

It passed not, though the stormy wave
Had sunk beneath his tread;
It passed not, though to him the grave
Had yielded up its dead;
But there was sent him, from on high,
A gift of strength, for man to die.

And was his mortal hour beset
With anguish and dismay?
How may we meet our conflict yet
In the dark, narrow way?
How, but through him that path who trod?
Save, or we perish, Son of God!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #132

Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans

Hemans, Felicia Dorothea, née Browne, was born in Liverpool, Sep. 25, 1793. In 1800, her father having suffered severe losses in business, removed with his family near to Abergele, N. Wales, where he died sometime after. In 1812 she was married to Captain Hemans, who, on retiring from the army sometime after, removed to Bronnylfa, near St. Asaph. Some years after he left his wife and children and proceeded to Italy, where he died. In 1828 Mrs. Hemans removed to Wavertree, near Liverpool, and in 1831 to Dublin, where she died May 16, 1835, and was buried in St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, in that city. From 1808, when at 15 she published Poems, to 1834, when her Scenes & Hymns of Life appeared, she produced a great number of poems and othe… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #132Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #132Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #273Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #291Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d314
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #88Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #234Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #25Page Scan
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #440Page Scan
Gospel Hymns #d172
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d245
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #628Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #271Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #226Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #226Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #246Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d302
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #514Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d212
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #320
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #320Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #320Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #320Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #320Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #320Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #936Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d91
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #A29Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #377bPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #246Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #156Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d267
The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d66
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #H29
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #H29Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #165Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d250
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #111Page Scan
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notations; with a Collectionof Psalm Tunes, Anthems, & Chants ... 104th ed. #d111
The Christian Psalmist #d245
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d310
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #184Page Scan
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #196Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #222Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #222Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #202Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d346
The Saints' Hymnal #d119
The Temple Harp #d126



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