Scripture Verse

Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto Him from Heaven, strengthening Him. Luke 22:42


Felicia D. Hemans (1793–1835)

Words: Fe­li­cia D. He­mans (1793–1835).

Music: Hox­ton The Sab­bath Hymn and Tune Book (New York & Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ma­son Bro­thers & J. E. Til­ton, 1859), page 300 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Father! who in the ol­ive shade,
When the dark hour came on,
Didst, with a breath of hea­ven­ly aid,
Strengthen Thy Son;

O, in the ang­uish of our night,
Send Thou us blest re­lief;
And to the chast­ened, let Thy might
Hallow this grief!

And Thou, that, when the star­ry sky
Saw the dread strife be­gun,
Didst teach ador­ing faith to cry,
Thy will be done!

By Thy meek spi­rit, Thou, of all
That e’er have mourned the chief,
Thou Sav­ior! when the stroke doth fall,
Hallow this grief!