There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,
And I know that it's the Spirit of the Lord;
Once there were sweet expressions on each face,
And as the worshipped, I know they feel the presence of the Lord.
Today, the sweet spirit lingers, for this is holy ground,
even if the people no longer are present.
Soon many of these Holy Places will be no longer, succumbing to decay or the wrecker's ball. Some fortunate few will find new life, but rarely as a Holy Place (I've included some of those fortunate ones). Fortunately, not all places of worship are relics. Many are still active places of worship as the images show.
My apologies to Doris Akers for my appropriation of her words