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Thursday, September 1, 2011

William Bouguereau - Girl with Bird, Bach - Double Violin Concerto in D, Amy Carmichael - Hast Thou No Scar?

This is our final painting for now by William Bouguereau.  I like the delight in the little girl's eyes as she enjoys her pet bird.  Bouguereau was very skilled at making people look real and catching their expressions.  Again, I would welcome any comments you have this week or next on this post.

Today we'll feature our final piece by Johann Sebastian Bach for this season - Double Violin Concerto in D minor 2nd movement - Largo you can listen on the following link:

One of my heroes is Amy Carmichael who was a missionary to India and started the Dohnavur Fellowship where she raised many young girls that she rescued from temple prostitution.  The story of her life, A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot is a wonderful biography.   There are also other biographies of her life written for younger children.  I highly recommend that you share her story with your family.  Also any of her devotional writings are worth reading and savoring.  The following is Wikipedia's entry on Amy:   Amy wrote poems for young people that we will feature in coming weeks but I especially like this well-known poem of hers about the suffering that we experience as we follow Christ.


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 piercèd are the feet that follow Me.
But thine are whole; can he have followed far
Who hast no wound or scar?


  1. Keep these coming, Patty. I am enjoying it. I want to use this blog to introduce Brad and Amy, our last two school children to the big world of music and art in a way they haven't before. Thanks so much.