Scripture Verse

Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us. Ephesians 5:2

Introduction

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).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Am­zi or Lu­ci­us Cha­pin (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Silas B. McManus
(1845–1917)

Lyrics

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!