A New Commandment

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This short hymn is appropriate in many places in our services, around communion, as a statement of the law preceding confession, and perhaps most especially for the service on the Thursday of Holy Week. 

The key strands of the Maundy Thursday service are the words and actions of Christ during that final dinner with his friends. The bread and wine. The humble act of washing of another's feet. The reiteration of the injunction to love one another as Jesus loved his disciples; as he loved us.

Like many of the short songs of praise from the 70s, this hymn has no identified provenance. We do not know who wrote the tune, and therefore we cannot ascribe copyright, and the works fall into the Public Domain. And so I can include it in the Hymnody Project and share this setting with you.

Listen to the Audio file here, or preview the SD version on YouTube.

Available as audio only, or as a Lyric Video in two sizes, in this setting we sing it through twice with a gentle orchestral accompaniment. A comfortable sing for all congregations. 

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Select a format-
SD Video: Standard Definition, suitable for older Data Projectors and screens
HD Video: High Definition, suitable for TVs, mobile devices, and HDMI data projectors

Interested in other keys or with different words? These options are available to our patrons. Contact us to discuss!