O tenderly worded palm inscribed;
the hand that bleeds is the hand that guides;
crushed, the finger pointing to hallowed skies;
from her, from all derived tenderly;
O wounded palm, I'll touch Thy blood to doubt.
skin tethered, en-skinned text;
the word spoken speaks, blesses, is blest;
presses palm to heart, prays, is prayed, is pressed;
laments, is lamented, suffers, comes to rest.
to flesh to give;
Life taking up life,
to die to live.
to wound the Wound
to mend It;
forsaken of grace
to send it;
deprived of aid
to lend it;
succumbed to sorrow
to fend it
at last away and forever.
O tenderly worded palm inscribed
by Adam's deed,
by Eve's vale-low cries;
from love, for love
from the Father,
with the Dove,
Take my palm in thine
it with thine own.