THE HANDS OF GRACE
The world is changed by the HANDS of the Lord,
Which reach out from the handbook of ages,
Where Hands of His grace have planned and penned the stages
For undeserving hands in need of life restored,
The hand-wrought work of God; unearned reward,
Handpicked, and free at last from sins cruel wages.
Yet mishandled grace has smudged most its pages.
THE HANDS OF MAN
So God’s pure hands now hold a two-edged sword,
While sinful, errant hands hold nought but shame,
In need of His abiding, guiding hand.
With things so out of hand, we must share blame.
We take the law into our hands and stand
Doomed, death’s wages play our hand a losing game,
As hands rebel against His Holy Name
THE HANDS OF GOD
Did God throw up His hands at my offence?
Or wash His hands of me until I die?
Or did He force His hand upon me to comply?
In Satan’s hands, my life will not make sense,
God acts with heavy hand and moral sense.
On one hand, He condemns with just resolve.
On the other hand, His love wants to absolve
THE HANDS OF SALVATION
I forced God’s hand to judge me. No defence.
The hands of Jesus have for me made room.
Those hands that flung the stars and worlds in space
Became the tiny hands in Mary’s womb.
Hands-on hands, rough and calloused found their place.
Soon nail pierced hands would rise up from the tomb
Those Hands which long to craft my life in grace.
His gentle hands restore sight with one touch,
Hands that heal the wounds and scars we bear,
Hands that soften hardened hearts heal with loving care,
Those hands that feed five thousand offer much,
Servant hands that wash disciple’s feet. Such
Loving hands bless children with a prayer.
His hands broke bread and gave us wine to share,
Hands that wrenched the victory from the devils clutch.
Yet Judas would such blameless hands betray
And hand Him up to hands of sinful men,
His hands abandoned, as we turned away.
Pilot would such faultless hands condemn.
He tried to wash his hands of guilt that day,
And blood is also on our hands as it was then.
The crowd forced Pilot’s hand to crucify.
The hands of Jesus bore His Cross and our travails.
And into open hands, we drove those cruel nails.
He knew firsthand that He would have to die,
Sin handled, “It is finished” was His cry.
Into His Father’s hands, His spirit sails,
And though His hands are still, His love prevails.
Salvation, paid in full, His hands supply,
He won hands down the victory over death,
And on the day I handed Him my sin,
He handed me forgiveness, peace within.
My hands received new life from Spirit breath.
So touch His nail scarred hands, be born again,
Those hands that offer love of unplumbed depth.
He takes your hand, the journey can begin.
THE HANDS OF FAITH
The hands of faith are my hands reaching out,
And Jesus is on hand to hear my prayer.
He wants all hands on board, He’s just and fair.
He waits for hands of faith that will not doubt,
Clean hands and hearts of those who are devout.
For faith is not a ‘hand-me-down’ we wear,
Not second hand but born from choice and prayer.
We take hands off, He turns our life about,
The clock hands say the day is almost spent.
Salvation is at hand, the time is near.
Faith takes the hand of God with full intent,
Surrendered hands and hearts and ears to hear.
So with clean hands and heart make the ascent
In His eternal hands, there is no fear.
THE HANDS OF JESUS
Fingers that flung worlds and stars in space
Became the tiny fingers formed in Mary’s womb,
Then craftsman’s hands, all calloused, shaping wood and stone,
Hands to feed five thousand, and defy the storm,
Hands that seek God’s will to make our hearts His throne.
Hands betrayed, abandoned, lashed and bound,
Forsaken hands, abused and battered, have borne
The sinners price in full. Yes, He alone
Reached out His hands to us, and we are found
So today, as we pray, could you open your hands in front of you and open your heart to Him.
Dear Lord Jesus, I admit to You that I have sin on my hands, and I ask for Your forgiveness, for clean hands and a new start. I believe that when Your hands were nailed to the Cross You died for my sins and rose from the dead.
I hand over my life to You and invite You to come into my heart and life.
Take my hand of faith because I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Saviour.
I accept the gift of eternal life that you hand to me,
I pray this prayer knowing that now I am in Your hands. Thankyou for welcoming me into Your family.
In Jesus Name,
If you prayed that prayer and meant it, then Jesus will give You a hand in living life to the full, as God intended. And please e-mail me if I can help you live your life for Him.