He was our cantor, modeling the responsive lines to his homily on faith.
Echoing, joining him, in remembering the mantra the words of faith he repeated over and over in traveling to her bedside
The woman he loved traveling those many miles to her side at the end of her days
The words of trust, of faith in the sustaining, revealed love of God, in scripture, the lives of the saints before us the living of our days
June 10, 2007 17:02 Romans 4:13-25 & Hebrews 11:1-10 This poem is about the lines of a hymn he sang for 32 days, 60 miles each way, from his home to the hospital bedside of his wife; a hymn he shared with the congregation at the end of the sermon, “Hearing Faith”, by the Reverend Orin D. Watson, retired ordained elder with the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church, a pastor for over 60 years, and a wonderful witness to faith.