What is a good poem to say at an usher anniversary?

If you’re looking for a poem about church ushers, you can cite Raymond A. Foss' Your Usher, in honor of Al Leavitt, one of the ushers who served at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Concord, NH for 62 years.

  • Leading us to our seats,
  • watching the congregation,
  • caring for the flock
  • from the back of the sanctuary,
  • from the aisles,
  • sharing the joy of worship
  • the community of believers
  • one bulletin, one smile,
  • one greeting, one handshake
  • at a time

You can also find bible-based church poems for ushers at ChurchPastorGuide.org. Here's one:

  • I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
  • before the gods I sing your praise;
  • I bow down toward your holy temple
  • and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
  • for you have exalted above all things
  • your name and your word.
  • On the day I called, you answered me;
  • my strength of soul you increased.

  • All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,

  • for they have heard the words of your mouth,
  • and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
  • for great is the glory of the Lord.
  • For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
  • but the haughty he knows from afar.

  • Though I walk in the midst of trouble,

  • you preserve my life;
  • you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
  • and your right hand delivers me.
  • The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
  • your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
  • Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Another place to visit is <www.poetryarchive.org>, with a huge database of well-known and amateur poems and written pieces.

Get tips on how to effectively recite a poem at Poetry Out Loud.

Speaking of poems, know the 5 kinds of poems you hear at weddings at New York Magazine.

Updated on Thursday, September 18 2014 at 12:33PM EDT
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