‘God Has No Hands’

God Has No Hands
By Annie Johnson Flint

God has no hands but our hands to do his work today;
God has no feet but our feet to lead others in his way;
God has no voice but our voice to tell others how he died;
And, God has no help but our help to lead them to his side.

This poem has also been attributed to St. Teresa of Avila from the 14th century, but her version (below) reads quite differently, so one would assume that the poem above is an adaptation.

Christ Has No Body
By St. Teresa of Avila

Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
No hands but yours,
No feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ’s compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 11 years and three fabulous felines.

7 thoughts on “‘God Has No Hands’”

  1. I have been searching for the entire poem but can only find small bits . Can you direct me to some site that will give me the entire text? Thank you!!

  2. @ Kaye Flathers: These are the only two versions of the poem that I am familiar with. I didn’t realize it was longer. If you find the entire thing, please post the link so I can read it too.

  3. this has been one of the the saying I have hearrd when I grew up as a child it has encourage me to do the Lords work and I am a youth pastor at the moment I’m loving each moment I’m making a differnce with God’s guidance

  4. How can you have listed “12 reasons should not be allowed to marry” AND have pictures of a known pedophile e.g. Michael Jackson?

    1. First of all, Michele, Michael Jackson was found INNOCENT of the charges against him, so your comment is completely false. Secondly, what in the hell does one thing have to do with the other? If you are implying that homosexuals are the same thing as pedophiles, then you need to find another site to visit.

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