4179. The Master's Touch

1. In the still air the music lies unheard;
In the rough marble beauty hides unseen.
To make the music and the beauty needs
The Master’s touch, the Sculptor’s chisel keen.

2. Great Master, touch us with Thy skillful hands;
Let not the music that is in us die;
Great Sculptor, hew and polish us, nor let
Hidden and lost, Thy form within us lie.

3. Spare not the stroke; do with us what Thou wilt;
Let there be naught unfinished, broken, marred;
Complete Thy purpose that we may become
Thy perfect image—Thou our God and Lord.

Text Information
First Line: In the still air the music lies unheard
Title: The Master's Touch
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Meter: 10.10 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Wilfrid Sanderson (1919)
Meter: 10.10 D
Incipit: 34561 76166 55635
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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