“When Jesus Christ Was Here Below”


"When Jesus Christ was here below, He taught his people what to do, And if we would his precepts keep We must descend to washing feet." The song details the footwashing at the Last Supper


This song closely follows the account of the footwashing in John 13:1-11; the incident is not mentioned in the other three gospels or elsewhere in the Bible. - RBW


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 198-199, "When Jesus Christ Was Here Below" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7132?
  3. BI, ThBa198


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: Jesus Bible religious
Found in: US(Ap)