We took a couple of our grandchildren by to show them where their
Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop were married.
After posting, a fellow blogger reminded me of this fitting hymn:
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us;
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Walking on Sunshine... says
They sure don't make churches like that anymore! Great shot! I also love your charm bracelet! Very nice!
"one little word shall fell him." i love that.
lovely church tower, too.
Manang Kim says
Beautiful shot love the story behind it. Happy weekend!
What a T-riffic Shadow Shot! Since being born again the old churches have a whole new presence for me.A Mighty Fortress played by a full orchestra, a massive pipe organ or a simple piano is a marvelous and inspired piece of music and lyrics. Thanks for this post. Happy SSS to you!
Great shadow shot!
What a great photo that is. I suspect that the marriage that took place in that church is as strong as the tower in your shot.
A lovely photo of the church tower, although I'm not familiar with that hymn
Great tower, it seems lika a great place to have a marriage!
Thanks, Ralph, for the perfect hymn connection. I thought it was so fitting, I went back and added the lyrics to this post!
Cindy (Letters From Midlife) says
I love old churches like this. I just joined 100 Photos as a challenge to myself to play with my camera more and your blog inspires me as well.