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    When Jesus entered in Gethsemane
    With Peter and the sons of Zebedee,
    He said with mortal dread:
    “Remain and stay awake with me.”

    Three times he prayed: “O Father, if it be
    Your will, then take this cup away,” as he
    Turned wet with blood-filled sweat,
    “Though not my will, but your decree.”

    As thrice he rose and went to find his three
    Disciples fast asleep, he told them: “See
    You stay awake to pray
    That from the test you may be free.”

    The spirit wills, the flesh is weak, and we,
    O Christ, our Lord, have but a single plea
    To make--to stay awake
    With you and pray on bended knee!

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