Opinion
ENLARGED SHRINE

New spacious structure looming here we see,

Rejoicing clients sing praise and thanks to THEE,

our Patron Jude, who from THY heavenly home

Inspired erect new church upon this loam;

In such short time this grace hallowed THY name;

Stupendous rose this glory to acclaim:

Come dance and sing to celebrate this scene,

That generous funds, goodwill and care built clean:

Equipment grand, has yet to come and grace,

At this year end, SAINT JUDE, we THEE embrace!

With gratitude and love to THEE we give,

Completed roomy church which is THY due,

So that this SHRINE OF THINE will always stand

Sri Lanka’s needy people’s magnetic strand!
P. E. D. de Lanerolle


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