Jesus, Greatest at the Table


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 sinner,
          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.”
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