Scripture Verse

Being in agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Luke 22:44

Introduction

Words: Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns (Cam­bridge, Eng­land: John Deigh­ton, 1851), num­ber 85.

Music: Herr und Ält­ster Dein­er C. Lu­ise Reich­ardt (1779–1826) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rus­sell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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C. Luise Reichardt
1779–1826

Lyrics

Now, my soul, arise, thy Lord attending;
Follow to Gethsemane.
Lo! what wondrous grief His soul is rending!
Wondrous grief endured for thee.
To the ground behold the Savior falleth!
Lo! for help His wounded spirit calleth!
Lo! His blood the earth bedews,
Whilst His prayer thy Lord renews.

Ah! behold! for thee the Savior groaneth;
Him thy sins thus wound and grieve:
For thy guilt His precious blood atoneth,
And His death doth thine relieve;
Oh then ne’er disdain, oh ne’er disown Him:
Ever in thy love, my soul, enthrone Him:
On the cross where Jesus died
To the world be crucified.