The Empty Canvas by John Michael Talbot, Terry Talbot


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The Empty Canvas
by John Michael Talbot, Terry Talbot

Album: The Painter
by John Michael Talbot, Terry Talbot


An empty canvas waits
before the Painter
It waits to be the painting
it must be
Unto this end it's rightfully
been created
To reflect rightfully what
the Painter sees

A beauty that will surely find
its life within its dying
So another might be born again
In this constant death a
constant beauty is created
Within a constant love that never ends

Jesus is the Master Painter
And the Holy Spirit is the Master's Brush
To be dipped in the colors
That portray a Father's love
That the Master's painting might be born of us
That the canvas of our life might know the Master's touch
To portray the beauty of the Master's Brush

So an empty canvas waits before the Painter
An empty canvas destined to be hung
Within the gallery once it has been created
Will the canvas bear the beauty of the Son?


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