Your Master’s Face

The Northumbria Community included a poem from William Hurd Hillyer in Morning Prayer.  He was born in 1880 and wrote extensively in the early 20th century.  The last stanza is worth contemplating today:


No pictured likeness of my Lord
I have;
He carved no record
of His ministry
on wood or stone,
He left no sculptured tomb
nor parchment dim
but trusted for all memory of Him
the heart alone.

Who sees the face but sees in part;
Who reads the spirit which it hides,
sees all;
he needs no more.

Thy life in my life, Lord,
give Thou to me;
and then, in truth,
I may forever see
my Master’s face!

William Hurd Hillyer

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