Love Consecrates the Humblest Act
by Silas B. McManus
Tune attributed to Lucius Chapin
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 freely do.