The Master's touch
In the still air the music lies unheard;
In the rough marble beauty hides unseen.
To make the music and the beauty needs
The Masterís touch, the Sculptorís chisel keen.
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.
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 imageóThou our God and Lord.