Sunday, May 30, 2010

Christ's humbling and loneliness for others' guilt

I hardly ever do singspirations with hymnals in school because kids don't know that many hymns. I was tired and a struggling with sickness yesterday and decided to give it a try. Some joker picked this song because they thought it was about an olive. (If you grew up Christian you know the drill.) But God knew I needed this focus. Thinking of Christ's humility made me want to go out and kiss the first homeless person I saw. Ok I know that's weird and doesn't go with the song. Whatever.

'Tis midnight and on olive's brow
The star is dimmed that lately shown
'Tis midnight in the garden now
The suffering Savior prays alone.

'Tis midnight and from all removed
Emmanuel wrestles lone with fears
E'en the disciple whom he loved
Heeds not his Master's grief and tears.

'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.

'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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