Locked But Still Open


They may have locked my church, and shut God’s house today


But they cannot close my faith; they can’t take that away


God is not just in that building, He is always and everywhere


In the sky, a flower in birdsong, in a Lamb and in the very air


No one can cancel Him, my heart’s open, not undone


For I know that He is with us, each and everyone


The building provided sanctuary, a calm and quiet place


For me to gather thoughts and this troubled world to face


So in the great outdoors, in the wind, the rain and sun


I lift my face to heaven and speak to the Almighty One


I pray for all my friends and loved ones, for Him to give them strength

And courage to endure this time for however long the length


I pray for all those I do not know, in this world to us He gave


And that I should keep my faith in Him though these times are very grave!


Credit: Peter Wilson, churchwarden of St Peter’s, Pudleston (in the AONB east of Leominster in between the Tenbury and Bromyard main roads).

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