Christ In The Night He Was Betrayed For

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

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

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.

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.

“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.”