There are a faithful few who work unseen
and unobtrusively give of their best;
Who spend their lives perfecting little things
which often pass unnoticed by the rest.
Theirs are the hands that dust the altar rails
and change the flowers and keep the linen fair.
They sweep the aisle with cheerful reverence
and polish silver with a murmured prayer.
They are the quiet ones who freely give their time
and thought and love with glad accord;
Who softly tread the byways of resolve,
and share the peace of God for their reward.