Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Hammer

For you, my sweet Lord.

The Hammer

A Babe was born one silent night
To bring to earth a shining light
O Wisdom! Truth! A young boy grew
To bring to all life anew

And yet throughout this Child's years
A hammer echoed in his ears

He cured the sick and healed the lame
Forgave our sins, took on our shame
Light pierced darkness, brave and true
Grace upon grace for me and for you

But still throughout our Savior's years
A hammer echoed in his ears

A judas kiss, a King betrayed
Upon the cross the Lamb was laid
The hammer fell again and again
For the human heart is full of sin

And a mother's eyes streamed with tears
As the hammer echoed in her ears

O Heart so sorrowful, I tell you true
...this hammer echoes in my heart, too.


  1. Mary did you write this poem? It is wonderful, I love it. I can especially relate to "a mother's eyes streamed with tears"....thank you my young friend for sharing....:-) Hugs

  2. Bernie,
    Yes, I did. Thank you for your comment :) I usually put my poetry on Two Hearts Entwined but since it's Holy Week I put them here for now. Hugs to you, too, Bernie :)

  3. Mary, so beautiful! I can almost hear the hammer, but can hardly stand it!

  4. Thank you, Anne :) The poem needs some work but I wanted to get it up by Thursday. Thinking about that hammer makes me cry. His beautiful hands and feet pierced by nails as his mother watched. Unbearable. God bless you, my friend. I am praying for all of you!