The Touch of the Masters Hand

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Takesha, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Takesha

    Takesha New Member

    The Touch of the Masters Hand


    It was battered and scarred and the auctioneer
    thought it was scarcely worth his while
    to waste his time with the old violin,
    But he held it up with a smile.
    "What am I bid, good people," he cried,
    "Who starts the bidding for me?
    one dollar? one dollar. Do I here two?
    two dollars, who makes it three?
    Three dollars once,three dollars twice,
    Going for three..."But no!
    from the room, far back, a gray-bearded man
    came foward and picked up the bow.
    Then wiping the dust from the old violin,
    and tightening up all of the strings,
    He played a melody, pure and sweet,
    as sweet as a angel sings.
    The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
    with a voice that was quiet and low
    said "what now am I bid for this old violin?"
    as he held it aloft with its bow.
    "one thousand? one thousand,do I here two?
    two thousand. who makes it three?
    three thousand once, three thousand twice,
    going and gone!" said he.
    The audience cheered, but some of them cried,
    "we just don't understand.
    what changed its worth?" swift came the reply,
    "The touch of the Masters hand."
    And many a man, with life out of tune,
    all battered from burdens and sin,
    is auctioned cheap, to a thoughtless crowd,
    much like the old violin.
    A mess of pottage, a glass of wine,
    A game, and he travels on.
    He is going once, he is going twice,
    He is going, and almost gone.
    But the Master comes and the foolish crowd
    never can quite understand
    the worth of a soul, the change that is wrought,
    By the Touch of the Masters Hand

    Takesha


  2. Takesha

    Takesha New Member

    I have been known to write "books" instead of letters. I love to write. Yes, God is very very good. Thanks so much for the encouragement and I'll keep posting as long as people get blessed.

    Takesha

    I came back because I just read your profile, how far are you from Christiansburg VA. My honey is from W. VA, and I lifed in Christiansburg and in Floyd county VA for about 8 years. I miss it so much.[This Message was Edited on 08/12/2003]