Voice of the people

Voice of the people,
speaking out weekly;
connecting churches,
members and news.
God we applaud you,
and we give thanks for
articles, headlines,
letters and views.

Event reporting,
printing the pictures;
bringing the stories:
news  –  big and small.
God we applaud you,
and we give thanks for
founders with vision,
hearing God’s call.

Giving the history,
sharing the milestones;
parents and children,
husbands and wives.
God we applaud you,
and we give thanks for
faithful recording
of people’s lives.

Working together,
blending their talents;
staff - front and back room,
making a team.
God we applaud you,
and we give thanks for
all who have worked hard –
living their dream.

Present at Conference,
special editions;
roving reporters
at each address.
God we applaud you,
and we give thanks for
news and excitement
hot off the press.

Stating the Gospel,
telling the story;
sharing the Good News,
bringing it near.
God we applaud you,
and we give thanks for
all that has brought us
to this great year.

Jacqui Horton (written for a competition in the Methodist Recorder's 150th year - 3rd placed).