Only a Carpenter

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...share faith by living it

My late husband was a carpenter by trade and proudly wore the scarred hands from years of working and crafting wood. In this poem, he writes of another craftsman and of this carpenter's nailed scarred hands from a cross of unfinished wood...

Submitted: January 21, 2008

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Only a Carpenter

I'm only a Carpenter
I can only work with wood
If I had the time to make a rhyme
I'd tell you if I could

I'd make a rhyme about the time
Jesus taught the wisest men
I'd tell of the day He made the wine
Because his mother said "You can"

I'd talk about His curing the sick
About the way He rose the dead
I'd tell His way of forgiving sins
About the way He charged ahead

I'd cry to see Him die
On a cross of unfinished wood
If I weren't only a carpenter
I'd tell you if I could

 

by the late John W. Foresman

 

 


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