3-part STB (although altos could easily sing the Tenor part). A simple, but beautiful, hymn setting, appropriate for Maundy Thursday during the footwashing. Would also work beautifully as a communion anthem.
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!