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This was commissioned as a leaving present for a church warden who had been instrumental in the construction and maintenance of a new church building.
Built On Rock
A life that’s built on rock shall never fall:
A silver crown and face with wisdom lined,
Demands respect and gratitude from all.
When in the acorn-ark we started small,
Before these mighty arches were designed,
We built a church on rock to never fall.
Now we who gather in this lofty hall,
Must honour you who served - heart, soul and mind -
And won respect and gratitude from all.
May we aspire to stand just half-as-tall?
Your life, which is by hope and prayer defined,
Is built upon a rock to never fall.
None match your know-how or your wherewithal;
Your expert tongue, encouraging and kind,
Deserves respect and gratitude from all.
So may we never falter to recall
That each, for here and now, is God-assigned.
You’ve built this church on rock to never fall,
And earned respect and gratitude from all.