Words: , in the Men­non­ite Church and Sun­day School Hymn­al (Elk­hart, In­di­a­na: 1902).

Music: Twen­ty-Fourth in the Re­po­si­to­ry of Sac­red Mu­sic, Part Se­cond, by (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1813); variously attributed to or .

Love consecrates the humblest act
And haloes mercy’s deeds;
It sheds a benediction sweet
And hallows human needs.

When in the shadow of the cross
Christ knelt and washed the feet
Of His disciples He gave us
A sign of love complete.

Love serves and willing stoops to serve;
What Christ in love so true
Has freely done for one and all,
Let us now gladly do!