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I Came To Serve

By Cyndi Aarrestad

I was reading the Biblical account of how Jesus washed His disciples feet, and then taught them the message of how He had come to serve, showing them that this was to be our way of living as well. The words and music of the chorus came so forcefully to me, and the rest of the song just dropped into my heart. It's one of my favorites, and I hope it blesses and encourages you to "go and do the same"! - Cyndi Aarrestad, 29 January 2012

Cyndi Aarrestad

Recording by Cyndi Aarrestad


(Verse 1)
A towel round His waist, and love in His eyes
A basin in His hands, they watched Him in surprise
As He knelt to wash their feet
like the humblest of men
Then gently He explained
what they could not understand

(Chorus 1)
I came to serve, I came to give
I'll die to show men how to live
If I your Lord and Master came
To be a servant; Go and do the same

(Verse 2)
They spoke among themselves
who the greatest would be
He took a little child, and set him on His knee
He said, to be the first, you must be servant of all
And ministering to needs, is my true disciples call

(Repeat Chorus 1)
I came to serve, I came to give
I'll die to show men how to live
If I your Lord and Master came
To be a servant; Go and do the same

(Verse 3)
He took upon Himself, the form of a man
And in obedience, fulfilled His Fathera019s plan
He humbly walked this earth, as a servant to the lost
And gave Himself away, when He died upon the cross

(Chorus 2)
He came to serve, He came to give
He died to show men how to live
If He our Lord and Master came
To be a servant we must do the same

(Repeat Chorus 1)
I came to serve, I came to give
I'll die to show men how to live
If I your Lord and Master came
To be a servant; Go and do the same

Copyright © 2007 Cyndi Aarrestad

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this song .It touched my heart. I appreciate Cyndi for this wonderful song. Please write more songs like this...
Hi this is sylvia from India. Thanks for the beautiful song with such meaningful lyrics. I am in charge of a children's choir of our parish. will surely train my kids this year to sing for maundy Thursday service.
Wonderful wonderful praise to the Lord
exelent song.I like it.
Awesome song. Thanks for giving to the Lord! Thanks for sharing this song.
Loretta (momacee_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
i do not know about jesus that much open my heart and show me the way i will be looking for the signs all i have been taught is he died for you i want to show you the greatest love so you show be how to rely on jesus and i will trust in you
jane gray
Very beautiful songs. Is there a way I can get them. Thank you. Please email me and let me know.
Susie Community Profile Link Susie (fridaytall_AT_hotmail_DOT_com)
awesome song for the Lord! can I have the accompaniment track of this song for the ministry? pls send it in my email ads if there is. thanks (arrtee_25_AT_yahoo_DOT_com_DOT_ph)

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