LOVE ONE ANOTHER
1. When I go, you will look for me,
when I go, you will wonder.
When I go, you will look for me;
but I won't be gone, you will see me when you . . .
Love one another (Yeah!),
love one another (Alriiight!),
care for each other (OK);
love one another as I have loved you all.
2. If you love, you are friends of mine;
if you love, you're my children.
If you love, you are friends of mine;
everyone will know I am with you when you . . .
3. Love your friends, love your enemies anytime, anybody.
Love your friends, love your enemies;
in this mystery you are loving me, so . . .
1980. Almost an extended Scripture chorus, based on sections of John's gospel. I added the extra words in the chorus (bracketed) to try to get the kids at Immanuel College in Adelaide to sing along a little more. (I used to sing there five or six times a year.) It worked, with this song anyway, and this version has proved a winner with kids of all ages. The ‘Yeah’, ‘Alright’ and ‘OK’ have to be sung in a slightly exaggerated stage whisper — and with a slight American accent. I've even developed a rationale for this: Jesus' command is clear and strong, so sing the main chorus in a loud voice; however, we're not very good at loving and caring, not even sure we want to love and care, so sing the response words quietly.
Last Monday, November 19, I got back home after a 4 week trip, mostly in Queensland.Only possible because of
He's been my driver for the past 7½ years, for trips to Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland. He likes to label himself as 'Ray the Roadie', but he's a lot more than that. For the churches & schools I've sung at, we both set up the sound gear - the amps, guitars et al. He then retires to a back seat, while I sing & play. Afterwards, at schools, we take the gear down together. But at churches, he looks after the gear, while I talk with people & sell CDs & books. We get to stay with people most places , & we both love meeting people, enjoying their terrific hospitality.
This trip was his swan-song. I know he's enjoyed the driving & meeting people, but I still don't know how to say thank you. In his modest, self deprecating way, he'd reject the label of 'Servant of Christ', but he's been that for me, & together we've been able to serve people in many places.