T’was after the Last Supper

In the Garden of Gethsemane,

When Jesus’ soul was overwhelmed

And where emotional torment He would see.

Located at the Mount of Olives

Gethsemane means ‘oil press’,

Where the Anointed One would be hard pressed indeed

So His anointing would manifest.

It was the passion of the Christ

When He experienced suffering;

Combined with anguish and betrayal

With extreme pain that this would bring.

The distress that He undertook

Caused great drops of blood with pain;

Similar to those from an open wound

When much anguish does remain.

As He prayed with earnest and vehement tears

Deep sorrow filled His soul,

And asked the Father, if possible, to take His cup

But prayed for the Father’s will, behold!

The Garden of Gethsemane

Prepared Him for the cross,

With the suffering He would thus endure

To compensate for man’s great loss.

From our beautiful Garden of Eden

To the one at Gethsemane;

We thank God that Christ redeems our soul

So eternal life we can see.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, ‘Sit here while I go and pray over there.’”  Matthew 26:36

“Then He said to them, ‘My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.’”  Matthew 26:38

“’And being in agony He prayed more earnestly.  Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”  Luke 22:44

“Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”  Luke 22:42