The greatest among us (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: solo versions also available

General Information

Title: Greatest Among Us, The
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Soloists: S
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

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He came as a servant, this King among men
To lift and to heal by the power in his hand.
He labored unceasingly knowing our need
And he calls us to follow in spirit and deed

The greatest among us taught us to love
To serve one another as he willingly served
And if I would follow him such is my call
For the greatest among us was the servant of all.

The greatest among us nourished the weak,
Brought hope to the hopeless and joy to the meek;
The sufferer never beseeched him in vain
May I follow the Master in kindness unfeigned.

Jesus, to whom all dominion is giv'n
Humbled himself in the service of man
And he calls through the ages, “Come, follow me”;
I will follow the Master where e’er he may lead.