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."
Source: Singing the New Testament #96
|First Line:||Jesus, greatest at the table|
|Title:||Jesus, Greatest at the Table|
|Author:||Stephen P. Starke|
|Copyright:||© 2001 Stephen P. Starke; admin. Concordia Publishing House|
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|Lutheran Service Book #446||Jesus, Greatest at the Table||Jesus, greatest at the table||NEW MALDEN||Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955||87 87 87||John 13:1-17; Philippians 2:5-8; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 1 John 4:9-11||2006||Maundy (Holy) Thursday ||
|Singing the New Testament #96||Jesus, Greatest at the Table||Jesus, greatest at the table||JULION||Stephen P. Starke||188.8.131.52.8.7||John 3:34-35; John 13:3-17||2008||Family of God | ; Jesus Christ | Life of; Love | God for Us; Love | for each other; Ministry and Service | ; Suffering of Christ ||