“The Word” Grace Notes & Rests

Sometime words are spoken in haste and with little regard for how they will impact the hearer.  I know I am guilty of speaking words that hurt and my heart hurts for those who have been wounded by words that cut so deep.  This poem was written for my friend Charles, who  had heard words about him that took away his hope.  May we all rest in knowing that our Hope is in “The Word” himself, Jesus Christ our Lord.  11/14/12

(Written for Charles Lee)

They say that sticks and stones
Can break your bones
But names can never hurt

Have they heard the tongues
Of old and young
The words that people blurt?

You’re ugly, you’re fat
You’re white, or you’re black
They roll from lips with such ease

They cut like a knife
Even take away life
Oh how I wish they would cease

But the tears that we cry
Are wiped away dry
When we recall the one word that matters

“Jesus” our Savior
Our Lord and Redeemer
He picks up the broken and tattered

As we dwell on His name
Peace surpasses all pain
And the scars on our hearts fade away

With our eyes fixed above
“The Word” showers His love
And prepares us to worship just one more day

© 2012 Praiseworthy Publishing
Deborah Wolf


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