Love One Another

SAB (soprano-alto-baritone)

Arranged by Craig Petrie


Easy-to-learn arrangement of hymn #308 from the LDS hymnbook.  This song has completely original verses and uses the familiar tune and lyrics for the chorus.  It was arranged for a group of early-morning seminary students for the year they were studying the New Testament.  The additional lyrics discuss some of the events during and after the Last Supper, where the commandment to "Love One Another" was given.  Most of the song is either unison or two-part, and the last verse is in three parts.




On this sacred night
Jerusalem slept while the lanterns burned bright
In this upper room where in rev'rence the Lord
Sat with his apostles and taught them his word,
Taught them in his final hour.


On this holy eve
He told his apostles that soon he must leave,
But they must take courage for when he was gone,
His work would continue, his kingdom live on!
And in this sacred hour he said...


As I have loved you, love one another.
This new commandment, love one another.
By this shall men know ye are my disciples
If ye have love one to another.


At this sacred time
He served his apostles the bread and the wine
And told them, "Do this in remembrance of me
And then shall my Spirit continue to be
Always with you when I go."


Within this great hall
He taught how a master's the servant of all
And, as an example, arose from his seat,
Bent down on his knees and then washed their feet.
And in this sacred hour he said...


repeat CHORUS


Oh sacred day,
When he left for the garden to pray,
And that all men might live, how he bled,
Then was captured by wicked men,
And by them was he taken and tried,
On Calvary's hill, he suffered and died!
How he loved them, and he told them...


repeat CHORUS