This text was written to the glory of God for the recent Michigan District LWML convention (July 9-11) whose theme was "Beautiful Feet" based on Isaiah 52:7. The tune is RHOSYMEDRE by John D. Edwards, 1805-85.
1. How beautiful the feet
That bring good news from God!
With eager footsteps fleet
And with the Gospel shod,
They run with swift and steady ease;
Their joyful tidings tell of peace,
How Christ has gained for us release!
2. How beautiful the feet
That God the Father prized,
That walked without deceit
Yet came to be baptized:
Christ strode the path from Jordan's stream,
So our lost world He might redeem,
Though some His way did not esteem.
3. How beautiful the feet
That took the servant's place,
To selfish pride unseat
By humble, selfless grace:
Before disciples kneeling low,
Christ washed their feet so they might know
How they as servants still must grow.
4. How beautiful the feet
That climbed the skull-like hill,
Our sin and death to meet
And do the Father's will:
Christ died for all, by all disowned,
The sky grew dark, creation groaned;
His "It is finished!" He intoned.
5. How beautiful the feet
That came at rosy dawn,
With caring to complete
But found Christ's body gone:
The sealing stone they did so dread
Was rolled away as angels said,
"The Lord has risen from the dead!"
6. How beautiful the feet
That brought good news from God!
Our steps be likewise fleet
And with the Gospel shod!
Come, run with swift and steady ease;
With joyful tidings tell of peace,
How Christ has gained for all release!