Scripture Verse

Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us. Ephesians 5:2


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

Music: Twen­ty-Fourth in the Re­po­si­to­ry of Sac­red Mu­sic, Part Se­cond, by John Wy­eth (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1813). Va­ri­ous­ly at­trib­ut­ed to Am­zi Cha­pin or Lu­ci­us Cha­pin (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Am­zi or Lu­ci­us Cha­pin (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Silas B. McManus (1845–1917)


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!