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Ten Little Churchmen ( or women) !

Ten Little Churchmen

Ten little Churchmen went to church when fine,

It started raining – then there were nine.

Nine little Churchmen stayed up very late,

One overslept, then there were eight.

Eight little Churchmen on the road to heaven, One joined a rambling club, then there were seven.

Seven little Churchmen heard of Sunday ‘flicks’,

One thought he’d like to go, then there were six.

Six little Churchmen kept the place alive,

One bought a television, then there were five.

Five little Churchmen seemed loyal to the core,

The vicar upset one, then there were four.

Four little Churchmen argued heatedly

Over all the changes, then there were three.

Three little Churchmen sang the service through,

They chose a hymn they didn’t know, then there were two.

Two little Churchmen disputed who should run

The next ‘social evening’, then there was one.

One loyal Churchman knowing what to do,

Got a friend to come to Church, then there were two.

Two sincere Churchmen each brought one more,

So their number doubled, then there were four.

Four sturdy Churchmen simply couldn’t wait

Till they got four others, then there were eight.

Eight eager Churchmen at Communion every week

Soon encouraged others troubled souls to seek.

All the seats in church are filled, not an empty pew.

Oh God, supply the grace and zeal in our Parish too.

 

* Thanks to my oldest school mate Mary for sending this to me. She found it when out walking in the countryside in the Coltswolds and visited some churches. She found the poem in one of them.

April 3, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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