To show how humble Christians ought to one another be

To show how humble Christians ought to one another be

Published in 10 hymnals

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1 To shew how humble christians ought
Thus to each other be,
Christ with his own example taught,
As plainly we may see.

2 Though he was Lord and Master Great,
Who giveth all commands;
He wash'd his own disciples feet,
With his own blessed hands.

3 When thus their master with them del't,
And prov'd his love to then;
How must their haughty hearts have felt,
To meet with such esteem.

4 May they who worldly honour seek,
Learn what it is to be--
Like Jesus, humble, truly meek,
From self-applauses free.

5 Such facts as these should have effect,
To bring the haughty low;
The proudest heart should feel a check,
And deeply humbled too.

6 Thus Peter's mind was much impress'd,
He thought himself too mean;
But also felt himself distress'd,
To hear he was unclean.

7 Till thou art wash'd thou hast no part
In me, the Saviour said,
Then Peter cried with all my heart!
Wash thou my hands and head.

8 Did Jesus here by institute,
This, as an ordinance?
That christians e'er should execute
To his rememberence.

9 For many years it was practis'd,
Before our Saviour's day:
Were the Apostles e'er baptiz'd?
In any other way.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #LXV

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