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Christ, in the Night He Was Betrayed

Christ in the night He was betrayed For us a plain example laid

Tune: HEBRON (Mason)
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Christ, on the night he was betrayed,
for us a plain example made.
The Paschal feast had been prepared,
and with his friends he freely shared.

2 Before he suffered, he desired
to show us all what love required.
The honored teacher left his seat
and knelt to wash his servant’s feet.

3 Such gentle kindness did he show
with towel and basin, stooping low!
When all were washed, he stood to ask
that they repeat this humble task.

4 “If I have done this unto you,
you ought to serve each other, too.
And if my servants you would be,
obey my word and follow me.”

Source: Voices Together #491

Text Information

First Line: Christ in the night He was betrayed For us a plain example laid
Title: Christ, in the Night He Was Betrayed
Source: A Selection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Mennonite, USA), 1847, alt.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


HEBRON (Mason)


Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…

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Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #327


Voices Together #491

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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