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

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

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

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Abram B. Kolb (1862–1925)

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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