“The Carpenter,” New Era, Aug. 1994, 44–45The CarpenterWords and music by Jennifer P. ZabelFirst-Place Song1. A child was sent from heaven; in purity he came.He walked the earth in common clothes; not many knew his name.His hands grew worn and calloused, but those hands stretched out with love.The Master of the workbench was the Master from above.2. He smoothed a rough board’s surface like he smoothed the angry sea.He healed the broken pieces like he healed a lame man’s feet.The carpenter from Galilee built more than wood or clay.He shaped the people’s hearts and souls; His message lives today.3. The carpenter was hated; His fame had spread abroad.They placed long thorns upon his head; they beat him with a rod.The last wood that the Master touched was a cross on Calvary.My Savior’s final masterpiece; He gave his life for me.Copyright © 1994 by Jennifer P. Zabel. Used by permission. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church and home use.