Holy Week 2003

Maundy Thursday 1

He was a Master who would wash their feet,
He was a servant who would be their Lord;
The humble bread that He would have them eat
Was richer than the whole earth could afford:
Such humble gestures might have been a sign
Meant to confront their view of dignity;
But, as with water, so with bread and wine;
They saw the act but not humility. 

Teach us to serve where we would act as Lord,
To care for all the world's most weary feet;
To give more than we think we can afford
But always answer when You bid us eat:
And may we hide our dignity in You
And by that loss reclaim true dignity;
And give You everything - that is Your due -
That we may live in true humility.