O humble carpenter, down on your hands and knees,
look on your handiwork and build a house
so you may dwell in Me,
so you may dwell in Me.
The work was done with nothing but
wood and nails in Your scar-borne hands
O show me how to work and praise
trusting that I am Your instrument.
O loving laborer with the sweat upon your face,
oh, build a table that I may too may join you
in the Father’s place
oh, in the Father’s place!
The kingdom’s come and built upon
wood and nails gripped with joyfulness,
So send me out, within Your ways
knowing that the task is finished.
The dead will rise and give You praise -
wood and nails will not hold them down!
These wooden tombs, we’ll break them soon
and fashion them into flower beds,
The curse is done, the battle won
swords bent down into plowshares,
Your scar-borne hands, we’ll join with them,
serving at the table You’ve prepared.
from Work Songs, released October 6, 2017
WOOD AND NAILS
By Keith Watts, Isaac Wardell, and Madison Cunningham
Vocals: Audrey Assad and Josh Garrels
Guitar: Isaac Wardell
Piano: Tyler Chester
Celesta: Orlando Palmer
Bass: Jay Foote
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