Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Touch of The Master`s Hand

Well it was battered and scarred,
And the auctioneer felt it was hardly worth his while,
To waste much time on the old violin but he held it up with a smile,
"Well it sure ain`t much but its all we got left I guess we ought to sell it too,
Oh, now who’ll start the bid on this old violin?
Just one more and we’ll be through. "

And then he cried," One  - give me one dollar,
Who`ll make it two only two dollars who`ll make it three,
Three dollars twice now that`s a good price,
Now who`s gonna bid for me?
Raise up your hand now don`t wait any longer the auction`s about to end,
Who`s got four- Just one dollar more - to bid on this old violin?"

Well the air was hot and the people stood around as the sun was setting low,
From the back of the crowd a gray haired man,
Came forward and picked up the bow,
He wiped the dust from the old violin then he tightened up the strings,
Then he played out a melody pure and sweet, sweeter than the Angels sing,
And then the music stopped and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low he said now what am I bid,
For this old violin and he held it up with a bow.

And then he cried out," One -  give me one thousand,
Who`ll make it two only two thousand who`ll make it three,
Three thousand twice you know that`s a good price,
C`mon, who’s gonna to bid for me?"



And the people cried out ,"What made the change? We don’t understand!"
Then the auctioneer stopped and he said with a smile,
"It was the touch of the Master’s hand."

You know there`s many a man with his life out of tune,
Battered and scarred with sin and he’s auctioned cheap,
To a thankless world much like that old violin,
Oh, but then the Master comes,
And that old foolish crowd they never understand,
The worth of a soul and the change that is rought,
Just by one touch of the Masters hand.

And then he cried out," One -  give me one thousand,
Who’ll make it two only two thousand who’ll make it three,
Three thousand twice you know that’s a good price,
C`mon, who’s gonna bid for me?"



And the people cried out, "What made the change? We don’t understand!"
Then the auctioneer stopped and he said with a smile,
It was the touch, that’s all it was; it was the touch of the Master’s hand,

12 comments:

chat2missie said...

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ktkamanski said...

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sugarsweet056 said...

Ty for sharing. Beautiful. Praise God!
Sug

queeniemart said...

i love this story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
XO lj

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seraphoflove9001 said...

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jeanno43 said...

What a beautiful entry!

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

bbartle3 said...

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lanurseprn said...

What a great story!!
Pam

luddie343 said...

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acoward15 said...

Usually you have to go to special members only clubs to be touched by the Master!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard

Armyguyin longmont said...

I heard this when I was at Salinas Christian Schools in Salinas California. I was in 5th grade and an 8th grader named Renee Stone recited it. I memorized it with only hearing it 2 times and I have never forgot it.

Matt Wolf