Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.@Matthew 26:41
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John M. Neale (1818–1866)

John M. Neale, Hymns for Children 1842.

Wit­ten­berg by E.S.K., in Augs­burg Songs No. 2 (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lu­ther­an Publication Society, 1893), number 133 (🔊 pdf nwc).

A time to watch, a time to pray,
A day of wonders is today:
The saddest, yet the gladdest too,
That earth or Heaven ever knew.

The saddest, for our Savior bore
His death, that we might die no more:
The agony, the scourge, the fear,
The crown of thorns, the cross, the spear.

And yet the gladdest, for today
Our load of sin was borne away:
And hopes of joy that never dies
Hang on our Savior’s sacrifice.

O Savior, how we bless Your name!
Yours is the glory, ours the shame;
By all the pain Your love endured
Let all our many sins be cured.