Secret Service for the King

Author unknown


If the shut-ins all united

In one voice of common prayer,

What a ceaseless shower of blessings

Should be falling everywhere!


Tho’ so weak and oft times helpless,

They can wield a mighty power,

Lifting up their souls petition

To the Savior hour by hour.


They can importune the Father

From the “Secret Place” and then

In the quiet and the stillness,

They can hear Him speak to them.


Never soldier in fierce conflict

Could a higher honor bring

Than the shut-in who’s performing

Secret Service for the King.”


This poem was appended to Chapter 21 of the book

Stonewall” Jackson’s Chaplain: Beverly Tucker Lacy

by H. Rondel Rumburg