Tremeirchion village church repaired

  • Posted on: 15 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Church of Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion 2001

I accommodated the following Lines to the Air, and it makes a good Opening of our new, or newly-repaird Church.

With homely Verse, and artless Lays
Full oft these humble Roofs shall ring;
Whilst to our dear Redeemer's Praise
Rough Youths and Village Maidens sing.
Incarnate God! when he appear'd,
And Blessings all around him spread;
Who' still by radiant Myriads fear'd
He chose the poor, the lowly Shed.

And sure before he comes again,
In awful State to judge the World,
Resounding Choirs tho' he disdain
Temples & Tow'rs in Ruin hurl'd:
To unambitious Efforts kind
Pleas'd he'll permit our Rustic Lays;
Our simple Voices unrefin'd
Have Leave to sing the Saviour's Praise.

Written by Hester Lynch Thrale.Thraliana entry dated 22, 27 January / 2 February 1804.