Friday, March 04, 2011


See the church with its pristine steeple,
a tribute to God from devoted people.
Fire destroyed only plaster and wood
not the bedrock on which it stood,
for love is more solid than any concrete
lending its strength to conquer defeat,
so now as the rafters are joyfully raised
join us in singing Let Him Be Praised!

***Dedicated to the United Presbyterian Church here in Amsterdam, the place looks great.***


Kim Nelson said...

Lovely tribute to a place and a faith

Carrie Burtt said...

I second the motion...this is a lovely tribute...and i love the title that you chose...perfect Bob!

Dimps said...

Nice rhythm :)


rch said...

Hi Kim, Carrie and Dimps, this happened several years ago but it's the church my old music teacher goes to so I thought I'd clean this poem up and post it here.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

I too liked this poem very much, especially the ability, to see the very foundation.

I always enjoy visiting all churches, when I am visiting any city.

Best Wishes, Eileen

Janet said...

I absolutely love this!