• Melanie Boutiette

Just One Touch


"Jesus also touches through the hands and prayers of others..." Used with permission from Melody Taylor and Go Near Ministries working with the Maasai people in Africa.)

Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the fever

Has to cease.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the captive

Are set free.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the dead

Are raised to life.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And with the troubled

There’s no more strife.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the blind

They now can see.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the wayward

Now believe.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the deaf

Can hear again.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And believers

Are made of men.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the troubled

They find peace.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And all disease

It has to leave.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the lame

Can leap and walk.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the mute

Can praise and talk.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the tormented

Find serenity.


Just one touch

From the Master’s Hand,

And the restless

Find their ease.



(By: Melanie Boutiette, September 2, 2021; dedicated to Anna Wren and Rachelle S. as they fight their health battles.)