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ST.JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH
King's Cove,B.B., Newfoundland
OUR LITTLE CHURCH
Roger K. Brown
One hundred years ago we're told
Our church was thought too small to hold,
All the folks who came to pray
In St. James Church near Blackhead Bay
The members watched and tears were shed
The pain it caused brought awful dread,
The loss was felt throughout the town
As people watched their church come down
Times were hard and funds were low
The fish were scarce, the gardens slow,
Hunger gripped all who cared
Fate was cruel, and all were scared.
A building gone but not their dream
To see again a steeple gleam,
They set about with saws and wood
To raise a roof for the common good.
The church before had held their prayers
Their joys and sorrows in equal shares,
Births and deaths were honored here
And marriages were often cheered.
Faith was strong and muscles sored
As walls went up, board by board,
Stomachs growled while they sweat and toiled
Their vision clear would not be spoiled.
And now we stand where once they tread
A hundred years of time's been shed,
The church they built has just been swell
We pray for them and you as well.
To all who pass our humble place
We welcome you to share the grace,
Of Christ and all the folks who rove
The church they built in old King's Cove.
Page contributed by: William Warren with permission from the Author "Roger K. Brown"
Page revised: August 2002 (Terry Piercey)
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