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


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).


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.

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