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Ellen Chavez de Leitner: Music

Lord Do You Wash My Feet

(Cecilia Leitner, voice, Ellen Chavez de Leitner, violin, Fr. Jose Maria Blanch, piano)
music by Jose Maria Blanch, S.F.
This was written in 1980 for the Holy Thursday celebration of the Last Supper of Our Lord. It captures the wonder and awe of Peter as Jesus, whom he believed to be his Lord, treated him as if he were his servant instead.

Lord Jesus, when he had eaten with his disciples,
He poured water into a bowl and began to wash their feet.
“This example I leave you.”
“Lord, do you wash my feet?”
Jesus said to him, “If I do not wash your feet,
You cannot have any part with me.

So he came to Simon Peter, who said to him,
“Lord, do you wash my feet?”

“Now you do not know what I am doing.
Later you will understand.”

“Lord, do you wash my feet?”