Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us. Ephesians 5:2
Words: Silas B. McManus, in the Mennonite Church and Sunday School Hymnal (Elkhart, Indiana: 1902).
Music: Twenty-Fourth in the Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, by John Wyeth (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 1813). Variously attributed to Amzi Chapin or Lucius Chapin (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good picture of Amzi or Lucius Chapin (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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 His disciples He gave us
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!