Duration ca. 4:30 minutes
Instrumentation: SATB, divisi
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This work is sung in Syriac, a semitic language that is close to Aramaic. This work is suitable for an Easter season performance.
On the night before the Passion, the Lord stood before his disciples
He took an apron and put it on his back;
To wash the feet of his disciples.
Oh, how humble you are; the love of humanity in you is such that
it made you bend down and wash the feet of Judas, the one who betrayed you
Glory to you, who is good and kind, blessed is your love, and your forbearance. The love inside you has made you a humble servant.