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     A poem about our church

    The Church Among the Pines

    As I muse to-night by the firelight,
    While the embers softly glow,
    A tear drop falls as my mind recalls
    The days of long ago;
    On that backward track that was oft so black
    One radiant memory shines,
    ’Tis the spire bright and the gleaming white
    Of the “Church Among the Pines”

    And far and wide through the countryside,
    On the morning air so still,
    The joyful knell of that ancient bell
    Floats from that little hill
    There good and bad, with heart grown sad,
    A gentle solace finds,
    And a load of care is lifted there
    At the “Church Among the Pines”

    Its message clear with a note of cheer
    Shall ring forever more,
    Its call resound the world around
    To earth’s remotest shore;
    A countless throng that has waited long
    Through God’s all-wise designs,
    Shall find the door to Life evermore
    Through the “Church Among the Pines”

    ’Neath the lowly mounds in those quiet grounds
    Sleep faithful friends and true,
    Whose happy smiles cheered the weary miles
    As we plodded Life’s journey through;

    On that golden shore where we part no more
    And the Savior’s glory shines,
    When Life’s journey ends, may I greet the friends
    From the “Church Among the Pines”

    — Joseph Alexander Pilgrim     
       April 1935     


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      23208 Swift Church Road
      Foley, AL 36535
      Phone: (251) 943-8367
      email: swiftpc@gulftel.com