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).