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    A Touch Of Faith

    ST SWITHUN'S DAY

    If it rains on the Day of St Swithun
    It will not stop for forty days
    If it is dry on the Day of St Swithun
    Then follows fair for forty days

    WE GIVE OUR PRAISE WITHOUT CONDITION

    We give our praise without condition
    Given freely to the Lord on high
    We sing it to the highest heaven
    Our hands held reaching to the sky

    THE FATHER IS WITH US EVERY MOMENT

    The father is with us every moment
    Of every hour both day and night
    Over every continent and island
    He keeps us in His wondrous light

    PATRON SAINT OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

    Anglo-Saxon St Swithun
    Was Bishop of Winchester
    From his consecration
    Until his death.
    A century later
    Dunstan and Æthelwold
    Adopted him as patron
    Of the restored church
    Of Winchester
    His body was transferred
    From almost complete obscurity
    To Æthelwold's new basilica
    After which his posthumous miracles occurred
    The Winchester egg-woman
    And Queen Emma's ordeal

    Feast Day 15th July

    IF THE WEATHER IS FARE

    If the weather is fare
    On St Swithun’s day
    Then for forty days
    You should make hay

    LOVE OF GOD

    Our God above loves us
    So we worship and adore him
    His love sustains us all

    SENT FROM ON HIGH

    Sent from on high
    So heavenly demure
    A soul of purest light
    An angel so pure
    To take your hand
    When it’s time
    And comfort you
    On you heavenly climb

    A HEART OF PERFECT LOVE

    A heart of perfect love
    Love being the leaven
    To help you Ascend
    To the highest Heaven

    IN HYMNS AND PSALMS REJOICING

    In hymns and psalms rejoicing
    We praise our Lord on high
    Our praise to heaven ascended
    And we lift our voices to the sky

    VOICES IN PRAYER ARE NEVER SILENT

    Voices in prayer are never silent
    As we pray to our Lord on high
    Our prayers to heaven ascended
    And we lift our eyes to the sky

    THE SOURCE OF SPECIAL LOVE

    God has always been
    The source of special love
    A perfect loving faith
    That fits me like a glove

    IF ON ST SWITHUN’S DAY

    If on St Swithun’s day
    It does heartily rain
    Go home and for forty days
    Don’t come out again

    THERE IS A SIGN OF HOPE

    Everything is not
    Wrong in the world
    There is a sign of hope
    God is our inspiration
    And our Guiding light

    SUCKED INTO THE DARKNESS

    Sucked into the darkness,
    Plunged into the abyss
    Life pronounced extinct
    Ashes to ashes
    Dust to dust
    Yet in the darkness
    Stood a figure
    With lily-white wings
    Smiling in Silence
    And led him to the light
    To a life eternal

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    I liked the alliteration and idea behind "love" and "leaven". I had not heard of St Swithun's day before: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swithun It reminded me of Groundhog's Day.

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    This was wonderful.

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