With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Church Tower

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Church Tower

This tower is attached to the church we were married in.
We took a couple of our grandchildren by to show them where
Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop were married.

After posting, a fellow shadow shot blogger reminded me of this fitting hymn:

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Martin Luther

  1. A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
    Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
    For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
    His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
    On earth is not his equal.
  2. Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
    Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
    Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
    Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
    And He must win the battle.
  3. And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
    We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us;
    The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
    His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
    One little word shall fell him.
  4. That word above all earthly pow’rs, no thanks to them, abideth;
    The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth;
    Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
    The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
    His kingdom is forever.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10
Joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday


Sweet Repose said...

What a grand structure and fun outing with the Grand kids...family history is a thing we tend to lose if we don't frequent it's memories.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I love old churches like this. I just joined 100 Photos as a challenge to myself to play with my camera more and your blog inspires me as well.

Ralph said...

This church is encased in rich stonework. So it has the look of a fortress (which is appropriate for the hymn 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God'). The shadows are wonderful, the look elegant and a place of such special importance. A wonderful take!

LDH said...

Thanks, Ralph, for the perfect hymn connection. I thought it was so fitting, I went back and added the lyrics to this post!

tinasphotoblog said...

Great tower, it seems lika a great place to have a marriage!

frayedattheedge said...

A lovely photo of the church tower, although I'm not familiar with that hymn

Ann said...

What a great photo that is. I suspect that the marriage that took place in that church is as strong as the tower in your shot.

Janice said...

Great shadow shot!

Cassie said...

What a T-riffic Shadow Shot! Since being born again the old churches have a whole new presence for me.A Mighty Fortress played by a full orchestra, a massive pipe organ or a simple piano is a marvelous and inspired piece of music and lyrics. Thanks for this post. Happy SSS to you!

myletterstoemily said...

"one little word shall fell him." i love that.

lovely church tower, too.

Dimple said...

A beautiful shot of an imposing building. Thanks for the hymn, it was good to sing it!

Manang Kim said...

Beautiful shot love the story behind it. Happy weekend!


Patti said...

Wonderful perspective on this stone church. It does indeed look like a fortress.

It's nice to keep family history alive. I hope to one day have grandchildren to show them the church where we were married.

Patti said...

P.S. You could say the bear on the dashboard navigates..he is one of many that accompany Ralph as he drives. ;-)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

They sure don't make churches like that anymore! Great shot! I also love your charm bracelet! Very nice!

EG Wow said...

The church tower is very impressive. I bet the grandkids think so too. :-)

chubskulit said...

Very inspiring post, what a great post for Sunday!

Here's my shadow shots, have a lovely Sunday!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I am a believer and this shot looks in heaven. Beautiful church and job well done, Lady?

Have a wonderful Sunday.


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