Be they praying or callous workers hands
We rely on hands to uphold, hug, assure
Life without one or both must be different
Hands to comfort, wipe away tears, to retreat
The fear, making sad rejoice, joining young
To old, weak with strong, hands to hold.
Be they young or weathered life hands
We reach-out hand to hand, support embrace
Life with no hand memory must be different
Hands to teach and train, clap with praise
Courage to be brave, from age to age,
From wise to simple, hands to help.
Be they tender small or large adult hands
We use to feed, address our personal needs,
Life designed for hands only must be different
Hands which reach to stroke, clasp fold,
Make a chore a treat, even used to fetch
Very important when a party host!
Be they parental or constructive hands
We appreciate much when used to improve
(No hands) Life seems lacking and different
Hands appear essential; not incidental
Working in tandem with thought and
Speech, each one is an extension of me!!
The plural of hand, a body part, hands
Commonly used for picking or holding
No hand - less skillful must be different
Hands or hand means a useful limb
To smooth, to hug, to bless, to work
The palm of the hand is the seat of strength
I have written your name on the back of my hands
I’d never forget you, how could I says the LORD
Hands which are creative but not like yours
My right hand is ready to strike your foes
And my other to bring you your salvation
The LORD will work out his plans for my life!
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And Zion’s name is written there, But hands may have written been used
Isaiah 49 v 16 - Message
I’d never forget you - never
I’ve written your name(s) on the back of my hands
The palm of the hand is the seat of strength, the instrument of work; and so, if Zion’s name is written there, that means not only remembrance, but remembrance which is at the helm, as it were, which is moulding and directing all the work that is done by the hand that bears the name inscribed upon it. The thought is identical with the one which is suggested by part of the High Priest’s official dress, although there the thought has a different application. He bore the names of the twelve tribes graven upon his shoulder, the seat of power, and upon his breastplate that lay above the heart, the home of love. God holds out the mighty Hand which works all things, and says to His children: ‘Look, you are graven there’-at the very fountain-head, as it were, of the divine activity. Which, being turned into plain English, is just this, that for His Church as a whole, He does move amidst the affairs of nations. You remember the grand words of one of the Psalms,-’He reproved kings for their sakes, saying, Touch not Mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm.’ It is no fanatical reading of the history of earthly politics and kingdoms, if we recognise that one of the most prominent reasons for the divine activities in moulding the kingdoms, setting up and casting down, is the advancement of the kingdom of heaven and the building of the City of God. ‘I have graven thee on the palms of My hands’-and when the hands go to work, it is for the Zion whose likeness they bear.