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The Greatest Among Us

“…whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:25-28 KJV

About the Song

The solo version of this song has a different accompaniment.  If you prefer, you can sing the SATB version as a solo.

This song is part of the “I Stand All Amazed” cantata.

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Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

Accompaniment track:

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Lyrics

He came as a servant, this King among men
To lift and to heal by the power in his hand
He labored unceasingly knowing our need
And he calls us to follow in spirit and deed

Chorus:
The greatest among us taught us to love
To serve one another as he willingly served
And if I would follow him such is my call
For the greatest among us was the servant of all

The greatest among us nourished the weak
Brought hope to the hopeless, and joy to the meek
The sufferer never beseeched him in vain
May I follow the Master in kindness unfeigned
(Repeat chorus)

Jesus, to whom all dominion is giv’n
Humbled himself in the service of man
And he calls through the ages, “Come, follow me,”
I will follow the Master where e’er he may lead
(Repeat chorus)

3 Comments

  1. kim

    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing songs!

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  2. Tawna Tolbert

    Sally,

    Our ward uses your music all the time. You have such a talent, and after I just had our ward choir prepare this number to sing last month (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) I had to share the response.

    First, it was an amazing opportunity to prepare this. It was much more difficult than I anticipated for everyone to feel comfortable with the song (but alas, I’m a soprano and just assume that everyone else’s parts are as easy to pick out as the melody :)…boy do I have a lot to learn as choir director ;)). So it took us 2, rather than one month, to be ready to sing it.

    But it turned out so beautifully!

    I had my oldest daughter prepare the violin obbligato. She did very well for her first time doing a solo accompaniment ( at this point her only performances have been with the school orchestra). Her next opportunity will be doing the violin obbligato with another YW in the ward for your “Oh Holy Night” arrangement in 2 weeks :).

    Afterwards, a sister came up and said she just had to share with me that listening to this song was only the second time in her life that she had truly felt the presence and addition of angels singing a piece of music in a meeting. I got chills as she shared this, and I have to agree with her. The song so perfectly touched on the Savior and His gift to us, especially during the Thanksgiving and holiday season, that we are so grateful for His example as the “greatest among us.”

    THANK YOU for sharing your talent!

    Tawna Tolbert

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  3. Ricky

    Thank you for the ministry of music. I was personally blessed. I will share this to others so they will be blessed also

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