No Scar?

Amy Carmichael was born in Ireland in 1867, and died in India in 1951. She understood that difficulties in life are our trip with Jesus through the desert of preparation. The more we take advantage of the difficulties as opportunities to be with Him, the more they make us like Him. This poem of hers is called “No Scar?


  • Hast thou no scar?
  • No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand?
  • I hear thee sung as mighty in the land,
  • I hear them hail thy bright ascendant star,
  • Hast thou no scar?
  • Hast thou no wound?
  • Yet I was wounded by the archers, spent,
  • Leaned Me against a tree to die, and rent
  • by ravening beasts that compassed Me, I swooned:
  • Hast thou no wound?
  • No wound, no scar?
  • Yet as the Master shall the servant be,
  • and, pierced are the feet that follow Me;
  • But thine are whole: can he have followed far
  • who has no wound nor scar?