As Many as He Touched

A classic song, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand”(1921)

Apparently Myra Brooks Welch submitted her little poem to a church periodical. It was a blessing, but later came to be named “Anonymous”. A song was composed, as might be expected. In one convention after a reading, a man stood up and claimed that the words were those of his mother Myra Brooks Welch. She had been confined to a wheelchair and ravaged by arthritis. Writing was increasingly difficult with gnarled hands. Nevertheless the incredible joy of the Lord came to her in poems and the world was the richer. She once told her son that the poem was truly the Lord’s, having come to her in thirty minutes’ time and without any difficulty.

Mark 6:56 King James Version (KJV)

56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.


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Married and father of two. Living in Waterloo, Ontario. Workplace health and safety professional. Blogger. Poet. Nature hiker. History buff. Inspirational writer. Newsboy for Jesus.

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