Sonnet Five

Thanks be to God for faithful friends,

For cheerful company on the way

To raise a song or pray a prayer,

Or tell a story that transcends

The weary spirit that would stray,

Or drown hope’s vision in despair.

Christ has no body but that one

Made up of members such as we.

Each in our own distinctive role

That all his work on earth be done.

Praise him, my soul.