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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

C. Luise Reichardt (1779–1826)


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.