Agony in Gethsemane


This poem depicts the agony that Jesus went through in the Garden of Gethsemane when he was aware of the fact that he was going to be flogged and crucified.  He sweated drops of blood due to the intensity of his sorrow.

Troubled and sorrowful
With an overwhelmed soul
He went to Gethsemane
Took with him the chosen three
He urged them to pray
Before he went away
Going a little farther
He prayed to the father
“If possible, take this cup
Your name be lifted up
Not my will, but yours be done
Let our thoughts be in unison”

He rose from the ground
Made his way around
To his surprise, he found
In slumber, his friends were bound
He reminded them to watch and pray
“The devouring lion is looking for prey
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak
His kingdom, you need to seek
So watch and pray, watch and pray
Once again, I am going away
To submit my petition
Don’t yield to temptation”

His supplication with tears like a flood
His sweat like drops of blood
His heart was in anguish
Too long did he languish
Finally, came the hour
Hastily came the betrayer
With the kiss of death
For the giver of breath
But Jesus accepted surrender
Revenge he did not render
For mankind, he went to the cross
So we would be free of the cross.

Originally posted @ Ria’s Arts

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