Scripture Verse

Being in…agony He prayed…earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.@Luke 22:44
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Thomas Haweis
(1734–1820)

Words: Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792.

Music: Adul­lam Pe­ter H. Day­hoff, in the New Chris­tian Hymn and Tune Book, ed­it­ed by James H. Fill­more, Sr. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1882), num­ber 280 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Christ at Gethsemane
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)

Lyrics

Dark was the night, and cold the ground
On which the Lord was laid;
His sweat, like drops of blood ran down;
In agony He prayed:

Father, remove this bitter cup,
If such Thy sacred will;
If not, content to drink it up,
Thy pleasure I fulfill.

Go to the garden, sinner; see
Those precious drops that flow,
The heavy load He bore for thee—
For thee He lies so low.

Then learn of Him the cross to bear;
Thy Father’s will obey;
And when temptations press thee near,
Awake to watch and pray.