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The Spirit Lives on

The Spirit Lives on

by Gwen Ball of Trinity Church

With her spire reaching tall

She still welcomes us all;

But blue doors firmly closed

By that edict imposed

Mean we can’t go inside

And our time we must bide.

But Church isn’t gone

The Spirit lives on .

 

The service is still hosted

It’s On line - or posted;

And to help with our cares

Dan emails us prayers;

WhatsApp shares our news

Helps chase away blues

So the church isn’t gone

The Spirit lives on.

 

We call one another

We care for each other

Check who’s well who’s not,

Who’s happy who’s fraught.

We stop and we pray

At noon time each day

So the Church isn’t gone

The Spirit lives on.

 

We all do our part

We pray from the heart;

Remember those fallen

Thank those who’ve the calling

Providing protection

And fighting infection.

The Church isn’t gone

The Spirit lives on

 

We all contemplate

When we’ll next congregate

For Easter was nigh

When we last bid goodbye

And more weeks may still pass

Before we can mass

But the Church isn’t gone

The Spirit lives on.

 

It isn’t for ever

We will be together

We will reunite

At the end of this plight

Our praises we’ll bring

And the organ will sing

For the Church isn’t gone

The Spirit lives on

 

But the risk still remains

So we all must take pains

To adopt a new way

To keep danger at bay.

And it will feel quite strange

Things will need to change

But the Church isn’t gone

The Spirit lives on

 

Meanwhile all take heart

That although we’re apart

In His eyes we’re together

For now and forever

And we don’t need to gather

To worship the Father

For the Spirit lives on

The Church isn’t gone

 

So her spire may look down

And may frown on the Town

With her doors firmly closed

By that edict imposed:

Yet we are contented

Our Faith isn’t dented

And the Church isn’t gone

For the Spirit is strong .