The Piano Tuner

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The Piano Tuner

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Please tune my needy heart

So it may ever be

A song of redemption

With every note in key

Remove any wanton cloak

Of sin’s prideful deceit

Place in my inmost parts

Your truthfulness to speak

Within my inner core

I ask and long to be

An instrument of grace

Played in your symphony

Pull tight each ancient string

Set stubborn pedals free

Conducting a duet

Of only You through me.

Wendy/2012

This old piano was a gift.

ย What I mean is that my daughter’s piano teacher

told us about an abandoned piano that needed a home.

ย Our daughter needed a piano.

ย Her keyboard was not enough to develop her skills,

and we had prayed for a piano that would not bust our budget.

Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful, ancient answer that has a voice of an angel.

ย While our piano tuner had the front removed, I took some photos.

ย He informed us that this was a very, very old and well made instrument.

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Musical Blessings ~ Wendyย โ€

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22 thoughts on “The Piano Tuner

  1. It is a beautiful instrument, with a great story behind it! We were talking with our kids tonight about James 4:8, drawing close to God. My husband used an example he thought would resonate with L., that if we were planets, God is the sun that keeps us in orbit. Your poem kept going on this theme of being close to God…of being “in orbit”…of being “in tune”. When we sin, it is like playing a wrong note or being out of tune–not doing what God created us to do, missing the mark. I love how there are so many things around us that can tell the story of God’s grace and love. I hope you have many, many more concerts from that piano!

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    1. Yes, we miss the mark. So Jesus hit the target for us. It is so awesome that your husband is teaching your children spiritual truths. One day they will teach, as they have observed, your grandchildren! Great legacy!

      Blessings ~ Wendy

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  2. This made me cry, Wendy. The poem prayer could not be better in anyway. Thank you so so much for taking the time to photograph and write the way you do. Your ministry is blessing us hugely! God bless you!

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    1. Wow, Debbie, you’ve blessed me with your generous words. Thank you! I’m loving responding to creation with poetry. To hear that it blesses others is a taste of heaven. Your poetry calms my spirit and ushers me into his presence.

      Blessings ~ Wendy

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  3. I happen to know that piano teacher well and I’m glad she was used by God to answer your prayers for a piano. May your daughter continue to fill your life with beautiful music, as mine has!
    Love from the piano teacher’s mother

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    1. My daughter adores her music lessons! I am loving and lapping up the results of your daughter’s good teaching… By the way, your daughter has a wonderful singing voice, too. But I’m sure you already know that. Let me know when you are in town.

      Blessings ~ Wendy

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      1. I have a concert grand – the soundboard is cracked, so it is useless for a concert hall – but very valuable to ME! We got it cheap and it is a source of such pride and joy…I have had an idea for a piano poem for a while but haven’t been able to take the right pic for it – your post challenges me to get back at it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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