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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     

         Find us on


      • Presbytery of S. Alabama
      • Synod of Living Waters


      to bring

      God joy


      23208 Swift Church Road
      Foley, AL 36535
      Phone: (251) 943-8367


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