Steve Turner: The Nail Man

The Nail Man

Which one was it
that held the nails
and then hammered them
into place?

Did he hit them
out of anger,
or a simple
sense of duty?

Was it a job
that had to be done,
or a good day’s work
in the open air?

And when they
clawed past bone
and bit into wood,
was it like all the others,
or did history
shudder a little
beneath the head
of that hammer?

Was he still there,
packing away his tools,
when ‘It is finished’
was uttered to the throng,
or was he at home
washing his hands
and getting ready
for the night?

Will he be
among the forgiven
on that Day of Days,
his sin having been slain
by his own savage spike?.

More about Steve Turner here.

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Cliff Richard: Reflections

When I was a new Christian in the 1970s I used to love this song.


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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

We’ll be singing this at St. Margaret’s this morning.

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God So Loved the World

I’m an old choir boy, and this anthem by Sir John Stainer is one of my favourites. The text, of course, is John 3:16-17.


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Chelsea Moon with the Franz Brothers: ‘What Wondrous Love’

Here’s another version of ‘What Wondrous Love’ from the amazing voice of Chelsea Moon.

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What Wondrous Love is This

Today we remember the story of Jesus’ death on the Cross. This old gospel song gives haunting expression to the theme of the day. I love Blue Highway’s rendering of it.

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Michael Card: ‘Come to the Table’

Tonight is the night when Jesus gave us the sacrament of Holy Communion. Tonight many churches around the world will hold services of Holy Communion, and many will include re-enactments of the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. Our church is one of those. If you’re in Edmonton, come to the table at St. Margaret’s (12603 Ellerslie Road) at 7.30 p.m.

Meanwhile, here’s a great song by Michael Card to get us into the theme of the day:

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