1 Jesus, greatest at the table,
the almighty Son of Man,
laid aside his outer clothing,
poured some water in a pan;
as the twelve lay hushed in silence,
he the servant's task began.
2 Marvel how their Lord and Teacher
gently taught them not to vie,
as he humbly knelt before them,
dusty feet to wash and dry;
by his tender touch expressing
true compassion from on high.
3 Jesus took the role of servant
when upon that gruesome span,
for all human sin he suffered
as a vile and loathsome man;
on the cross poured out like water
to fulfill the Father's plan.
4 Can we fathom such deep mercy?
Do we see what God has done?
Who can grasp this great reversal:
love that gives his only Son?
Christ, the sinless for the sinners,
for the many dies the One.
5 Jesus gave to his disciples
a commandment that was new:
"Show my love to one another,
do as I have done for you;
all the world will know you love me
as you love each other too."
|First Line:||Jesus, greatest at the table|
|Title:||Jesus, Greatest at the Table|
|Author:||Stephen P. Starke|
|Topic:||Family of God; Jesus Christ: Life of; Love: God for Us(3 more...)|
|Copyright:||© Concordia Publishing House|
|Composer:||David Hurd (1974)|
|Copyright:||© 1983, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.|