Scripture Verse

They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to the disciples, Sit here while I pray. Matthew 26:36


James Montgomery
National Portrait Gallery


Words: James Mont­gom­ery, in Se­lec­tion of Psalms and Hymns, by Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill (Lon­don: 1820).

Music: Red­head Ri­chard Red­head, Church Hymn Tunes, An­cient and Mo­dern (Lon­don: 1853) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Christ at Gethsemane
Carl H. Bloch


Go to dark Gethsemane, ye that feel the tempter’s power;
Your Redeemer’s conflict see, watch with Him one bitter hour,
Turn not from His griefs away; learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

See Him at the judgment hall; view the Lord of life arraigned;
O the wormwood and the gall! O the pangs His soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; learn of Christ to bear the cross.

Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; there, adoring at His feet,
Mark that miracle of time, God’s own sacrifice complete.
It is finished! hear Him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die.

Early hasten to the tomb where they laid His breathless clay;
All is solitude and gloom. Who has taken Him away?
Christ is ris’n! He meets our eyes; Savior, teach us so to rise.