by Ardith Engel
Faith of our fathers and mothers too,
Anniversary Sunday we bring to you:
Memories of days both recent and past,
moments of treasure, history to last
a thousand ages in Your sight
are like the passing of the night.
But half a century and more
has passed since we opened the door
to this our little congregation
praising you without cessation.
We are the church and You, the Lord,
may Your name always be adored.
Not only while we’re under the steeple,
may we be the Father’s people,
but out in the world that needs you so,
Jesus, our Saviour, may we go.
Spreading your Gospel, sharing Your Love
as instruments of the Father above,
we pray that another fifty or more
years may pass in and out our door.
Bless us God as we sing Your praise
and give to Your church unending days!