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