As Christ the Lord took up a towel
and washed disciples' feet
so may the Master's servants now
his work, his joy, complete.

As Christ the Lord took up the cross
and climbed Golgotha's hill,
so may Christ's servants be prepared
to tread that steep road still.

As Christ the Lord rose up from death
to spread the Spirit's power
may those on whom hands shall be laid
prove equal to the hour.

Lord Christ, the Father's trusted Son,
whose love no limit knows,
bless each one here, that through us all
your kingdom lives and grows.

David Mowbray (b.1938)
© David Mowbray, admin. The Jubilate Group
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