Scripture Verse

If I…your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:14

Introduction

Words: Da­ni­el Kauff­man, in the Church and Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1902), num­ber 379, alt.

Music: Grate­ful Sub­mis­sion, Ab­ram B. Kolb, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kauff­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Abram B. Kolb
1862–1925

Lyrics

We bow to Thee, O Lord, on high;
To Thee our hearts in­cline;
Submitting to Thy Word, we pray,
Thy will be done, not mine.

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Lord, as this so­lemn rite we keep,
With joy we wor­ship Thee;
May we with hum­ble hearts, O Lord,
Thy faith­ful ser­vants be.

The high­est sta­tion here on earth
Is at our Sav­ior’s feet;
’Tis there we learn our mas­ter’s will,
We find the mer­cy seat.

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Our Sav­ior, tho’ our mas­ter, Lord,
In true hu­mi­li­ty,
By act­ion taught that we might see
The great must ser­vants be.

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A pat­tern He did kind­ly give
To His dis­ci­ples true:
He washed their feet, then said to them,
Do as I’ve done to you.

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Then af­ter­wards He said to them,
Go forth (I go with you),
And teach all na­tions ev­ery­thing
That I com­mand you do.

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Then teach us, Lord, to do Thy will,
Whatever that may be:
May Thy free grace at­tend us here,
And in eter­ni­ty.

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