Scripture Verse

They came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and He saith to His disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. Mark 14:32


Edward P. Hammond

Words: Ed­ward P. Ham­mond, 1866. The words were in­spired by a vis­it to the Gar­den of Geth­se­ma­ne.

Music: Geth­se­ma­ne (Hull) Asa Hull, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

The Betrayal of Christ
Giuseppe Cesari


My Jesus, I would ne’er forget,
That hour I spent with Thee;
When there I saw Thy bloody sweat
In dark Gethsemane.


I’ll ne’er forget, I’ll ne’er forget,
I’ll ne’er forgetful be,
When there I saw Thy bloody sweat
In dark Gethsemane.

’Twas in that olive grove I felt
That Thou hadst died for me;
Alas, how great I saw my guilt
While in Gethsemane.


I thought of how Thy heart did throb,
While all Thine own did flee,
And left Thee with the cruel mob,
In sad Gethsemane.


’Twas there I felt my grief and shame
In oft forsaking Thee,
How precious was Thy very name
In dear Gethsemane.


Should e’er our love to Thee grow cold,
And we forgetful be,
We’ll call to mind Thy love untold
While in Gethsemane.