Love Consecrates the Humblest Act

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1 Love consecrates the humblest act
and haloes mercy’s deeds;
it sheds a benediction sweet
and hallows human needs.

2 When in the shadow of the cross
Christ knelt and washed the feet
of his disciples he gave us
a sign of love complete.

3 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!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #360

Author: S. B. McManus

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First Line: Love consecrates the humblest act,
Title: Love Consecrates the Humblest Act
Author: S. B. McManus (1902)
Language: English



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MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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