Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hast Thou No Scar by Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael -- Hast Thou No Scar?

Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land,
I hear them hail thy bright ascendant star,
Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no wound?
Yet, I was wounded by the archers, spent.
Leaned me against the tree to die, and rent
By ravening beasts that compassed me, I swooned:
Hast thou no wound?

No wound? No scar?
Yet as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierced are the feet that follow Me;
But thine are whole. Can he have followed far
Who has no wound nor scar?

One of my all time favorite poems.


  1. Always loved this poem, heard it some 15 to 20 years and memorised most of it but was lost for some of the correct words since I heard it recited on a tape. o very happy to be able to see it here in full and know that I have the questionable words accurate. Thank you muchly.

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  3. Thank you, very powerful! Together with the picture as its background?
    I will properly site the source and the reference.