Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, NEW CHURCHES, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON



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First Line: I think god loves new churches [or, temples] built to him
Last Line: He kneels and holds the first communion there.
Variant Title(s): New Temples
Subject(s): Churches; Public Worship; Cathedrals; Church Attendance


I THINK God loves new churches built to Him,
And watches as each stone is laid on stone,
And smiles to see them laid so straight and true,
Lifting the strong wide walls to heaven's blue.
And when the carpenters have done with them
And each new church stands finished and alone,
When dusk sifts violet shadows through the glass
Of painted windows, I think that God must pass
Between the new dim aisles and stopping where
The last light falls across His shining hair
He kneels and holds the first communion there.





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