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Bob Lind, Published February 17 2013

Lind: Spiritual song co-written by radio show host rings true

The old Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club radio show has drawn many letters to Neighbors from its fans. Some of them referred to a song they liked that McNeill co-wrote called “My Cathedral.”

Patty Sandeen, Moorhead, has found a copy of that song in a booklet of poems and songs she’s had since she was a teenager.

Here are the song’s two verses:

“I built a cathedral deep down in my heart, where God holds His counsel with me.

“And no one on this earth can visit me there, for I have the only known key.

“Ev’ry morning and night I am kneeling at my altar where love guides the way.

“And my prayers bring the help and the strength I need to carry life’s burdens each day.

“In my own cathedral I built long ago, there’s comfort the world cannot find;

“For there I’m alone with the powers that be, at peace with the world and mankind.

“Ev’ry one in the world should be building a cathedral, no matter how small,

“For our Savior is waiting to greet us there, with God’s endless love for us all.”

Truer words were never spoken – or written. Other than in the Bible, that is.


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