Advent Hymnals

121. 'TIS MIDNIGHT; AND ON OLIVES' BROW

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
'Tis midnight; and on Olive's brow 
The star is dimmed that lately shone: 
'Tis midnight; in the garden, now, 
The suffering Savior prays alone. 

2.
'Tis midnight; and from all removed, 
The Saviour wrestles lone with fears; 
E'en that disciple whom He loved 
Heeds not His Master's grief and tears. 

3.
'Tis midnight; and for others' guilt 
The Man of Sorrows weeps in blood; 
Yet He who hath in anguish knelt, 
Is not forsaken by His God. 

4.
'Tis midnight; and from ether plains 
Is borne the song that angels know; 
Unheard by mortals are the strains 
That sweetly soothe the Savior's woe.


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Title 'Tis Midnight; and on Olives' Brow
Key A♭ Major
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First Line 'Tis mid-night; and on Olives' brow
Author WILLIAM B. TAPPAN
Year 1822
Composer William B. Bradbury,
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Tune Olives' Brow. L.M.
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Jesus Christ: Sufferings and Death
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