In This Room, a Towel and Basin
GALILEE 188.8.131.52 (“Jesus Calls Us”)
In this room, a towel and basin
Stand as gifts we don’t deserve.
Christ, you humbly knelt to use them;
Showing us the way to serve.
On a table, set for dinner
Are your gifts of wine and bread.
Christ, you give to every sinner
Food and love, till all are fed.
From you, Lord, we hear a teaching:
“Now I give a new command.
Love as I have loved, out-reaching!
Then the world will understand!”
Basin, supper, word and witness—
Then a cross— revealed your Way.
May we put our faith in practice,
Humbly serving you each day.
Biblical Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17; 31b-35
Tune: William H. Jude, 1887
Text: Copyright © 2018 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.