Deep-reasoning faith is a strong cornerstone
Around which those who walk with steady feet,
Because they do not seek the way alone,
Build walls to form a welcoming retreat,
It keeps undimmed the precious altar light
Called Life, and offers peace when, stumblingly,
Come crying, “Sanctuary” from dark night
Meek souls, to kneel" before Infinity.
This humble work, well done, is softly blessed,
For simple 'beauty needs no windswept spire
Nor nave nor transept of cathedral dressed
In majesty: with worshippers a choir,
Transmuted into music it will rise
Forever through God’s fastness of the skies.
By Carol Riddell