Lord of Lords, Adored by Angels
the theme of finding joy in faithful service.
LORD OF LORDS, ADORED BY ANGELS
Lord of lords, adored by angels,
is that you with towel and basin
washing your disciples' feet?
Like the Twelve, we stare in wonder,
Jesus, Word of God eternal,
do you stoop to wash ours too!?
As you shed your earthly garments,
so you laid aside your glory,
so you shed your life as well.
Let the towel and the basin
be the symbols of our service;
let your mind be in us all.
Moved by your devotion toward us,
honored to be called your servants,
we have joined you in your Way.
Hesitant, we gird the towel,
fill the bowl with cleansing Water,
and begin to know your joy.
Serving Savior, Model Servant,
for the joy you set before us,
make your Way our history,
till we hear your commendation:
"Well done, good and faithful servant,
come and share my joy with me!"
- Jaroslav J. Vajda, in SO MUCH TO SING ABOUT: HYMNS, CAROLS, AND SONGS,
Morningstar Music Publishers, 1991, (314-352-3303).
[In the introduction to this collection of powerful texts, this pastor/poet
writes, "Based on my experience with my own approach to worship, I reaffirm my
discovery . . . that worship takes place when there is awareness,
acknowledgement and appreciation of God's lavish gifts. The true worship life
is motivated by gratitude."]
Have a great week,
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina