Thursday, April 5, 2012
Love consecrates the humblest act
And haloes mercy’s deeds;
It sheds a benediction sweet
And hallows human needs.
When in the shadow of the cross
Christ knelt and washed the feet
Of the disciples, thus he gave
A sign of love complete.
Love serves and willing stoops to serve;
What Christ in love so true
Has freely done for one and all,
Let us now gladly do!
Silas B. McManus, 1902; alt.
Tune: WINDSOR (C.M.)
Christopher Tye, 1533;
arr. William Daman, 1591
Four Years Ago: 'Tis midnight, and on Olive's brow
Three Years Ago: "Remember me, " the Savior said
Two Years Ago: Thou, who at thy first Eucharist did pray
One Year Ago: Within an upper room they met