Before the day began, our pastor was here
With nourishment that refreshed my waking thought.
In the afternoon our pastor was here
Embracing me with comfort
Until I found my tears to be unfounded
Because I was surrounded by the love of God.
At midnight hour our pastor was here
With lighted beacons that dispelled my dark
Uncertainties and fears, and showed me that
I stood on holy ground—
Upon the rock of Truth—
A sound foundation for my newfound peace.
Like the shepherd who guards, guides, and feeds
His flock in pastures green;
The teacher who stirs the searching thought;
The constant friend who cares with grace;
The Holy Bible and Science and Health—
Unparalleled, compelling, and crowned;
Our dual pastor ever near—
Minister to our needs one-on-one
With a gentle touch. From the still, small voice
We hear the message of the Christ
Revealing to us the healing power of the sacred Word.