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

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

Tune: HEBRON (Mason)
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Christ in the night He was betrayed
For us a plain example laid;
He to a private room retired
With those He afterwards inspired.

2 The paschal feast was there prepared,
And Lord and servants mutual shared;
Before He suffered 'twas His will
This great desire He should fulfill.

3 He rose and laid His garments by,
When towel and water were bro't nigh;
To prove His love divinely sweet,
He stooped to wash His servants' feet.

4 So after He had washed their feet,
Resumed His garment, took His seat,
He asked them if they now had tho't
What lesson plain He here had taught.

5 "Example give I unto you,
As I have done so ye should do,
And if ye then My servants be,
Obey My Word and follow Me."

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #465

Text Information

First Line: Christ in the night he was betrayed For us a plain example laid
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


HEBRON (Mason)


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 - 7 of 7)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #327

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d74

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Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d59


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #465

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