Latinised Hymns

Go to dark Gethsemane

Go to dark Gethsemane,
Ye that feel the tempter's power,
Your Redeemer's conflict see,
Watch with him one bitter hour;
Turn not from his griefs away:
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

Follow to the judgement-hall,
View the Lord of Life arraigned;
O the wormwood and the gall!
O the pangs his soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss:
Learn of him to bear the cross.

Calvary's mournful mountain climb;
There, adoring at his feet,
Mark that miracle of time,
God's own Sacrifice complete;
"It is finished!" hear him cry:
Learn of Jesus Christ to die.


Hortus iste vos vocat,
Satana lacessiti,
vigiles vos teneat
luctus horam Domini;
gnari preces fundere
eius more discite.

Ad tribunal pergite.
En! Vivificans reus!
Fel, absinthium, grave
animae nocens onus!
Crucis cum dedecore
ferre damnum discite.

Maestum Montem scandite;
adorate ibi Deum
et sui mirabile
scite Sacrificium,
voce fortiter mori
"Actum est" admoniti.

MM 25.2–1.3.00