Friday, April 2, 2010

Cross Road

Maker of the Universe
F.W. Pitt

The Maker of the Universe
As Man for man was made a curse.
The claims of Law which He had made,
Unto the uttermost He paid.

His holy fingers made the bough,
Which grew the thorns that crowned His brow.
The nails that pierced His hands were mined
In secret places He designed.

He made the forest whence there sprung
The tree on which His body hung.
He died upon a cross of wood,
Yet made the hill on which it stood.

The sky that darkened o'er His head,
By Him above the earth was spread.
The sun that hid from Him it's face
By His decree was poised in space.

The spear which spilled His precious blood
Was tempered in the fires of God.
The grave in which His form was laid
Was hewn in rocks His hands had made.

The throne on which He now appears
Was His for everlasting years.
But a new glory crowns His brow
And every knee to Him shall bow.

Poem by London Pastor F.W Pitt, about whom I can find little information. He appears to have written in the early 1900's and has written a book on women hymnists. I was made aware of this poem as used in song by guitatist Phil Keaggy.

Picture, Kirk Jordan, March 13,2010 on Interstate I-40 just west of Russleville, Arkansas.