Monday, May 18, 2015

Touching Him

A classic song, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand”(1921)

Apparently Myra Brooks Welch submitted her little poem to a church periodical. It was a blessing, but later came to be named “Anonymous”. A song was composed, as might be expected. In one convention after a reading, a man stood up and claimed that the words were those of his mother Myra Brooks Welch. She had been confined to a wheelchair and ravaged by arthritis. Writing was increasingly difficult with gnarled hands. Nevertheless the incredible joy of the Lord came to her in poems and the world was the richer. She once told her son that the poem was truly the Lord’s, having come to her in thirty minutes’ time and without any difficulty.


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