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His Tears Were Mine

About the Song

All paths that have been, or shall be, pass somewhere through Gethsemane.
All those who journey, soon or late, must pass within the garden’s gate;
Must kneel alone in darkness there, and battle with some fierce despair

So wrote Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919) an American author and poet. The whole poem is considerably longer, but no less beautiful.

There is one point on which I disagree with these beautiful lines: I believe we do not kneel alone in the darkness, or battle singly with despair. I believe that Someone knelt there once for all of us, and each time we find ourselves weeping in a Gethsemane of our own, He is there beside us. He knows how to strengthen and comfort us. He has felt our sorrows and wept our tears.

This song is part of the “Praise to the Lord” cantata.

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His Tears Were Mine (feat. James Loynes)
His Tears Were Mine (Accompaniment Track)
His Tears Were Mine (Piano Track)


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Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

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Come to the garden, in the darkness
Where Jesus came and knelt to pray
To bear our grief, to carry all our sadness
To pay the debt He alone could pay

Come to the garden, in the darkness
Where Jesus sorrowed for our sin
And offered up His sinless soul to save us
Come tarry here, and watch one hour with Him

He bled to bind our wounds and wipe away our tears
He suffered all the anguish of mankind
He wept for every heartache we will ever know
His tears were yours; His tears were mine

Come to the garden, in the darkness
Where Jesus wrought His Father’s will
To claim the souls His blood alone could purchase
To free us all from the chains of hell

There in garden, in the darkness
Where Jesus drank the bitter cup
The pain of our iniquity and weakness
Was swallowed up in His perfect love

(Repeat chorus)

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  1. Comfort Amuonimaa Attiah

    Splendid…God bless you both.

  2. Susan Santi

    So beautiful, there are no words to describe this song, the words and your arrangement! Thank you.


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