‘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.