Go to dark Gethsemane
Go to dark Gethsemane. James Montgomery* (1771-1854). This first appeared in the Ninth Edition of Thomas Cotterill*’s A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use (1820) in four 6-line verses headed ‘The last sufferings of Christ’. Montgomery included a revised text, again in four 6-line verses but entitled ‘Christ our example in suffering’, in his Christian Psalmist (Glasgow, 1825):
Go to dark Gethsemane, Go to dark Gethsemane, Ye that feel the tempter’s power; Ye that feel the tempter’s powerYour Redeemer’s conflict...
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