RESURRECTION SHOUT

1. The Son is up, the Word is out.
The Son is up and the Word is out -
give a resurrection shout!
Morning brought the news, the tomb was open; death was gone, his magic spell was broken. The Son is up and the Word is out -
give a resurrection shout - yeah!
Give a resurrection shout!

2. The Son is come, the Word is here.
The Son is come and the word is here - give a resurrection cheer!
Mary, dry your eyes, now stop your crying: Jesus Christ has put an end to dying.
The Son is come and the word is here - give a resurrection cheer - yeah!
Give a resurrection cheer!

3. The Son is bright, the Word is strong. The Son is bright and the Word is strong - sing a resurrection song!
Sing a song and join this celebration: Jesus has begun the new creation.
The Son is bright and the Word is strong - sing a resurrection song - yeah!
Sing a resurrection song - yeah!
Sing a resurrection song!


1978. At the time this song was written I was seeing quite a lot of Rod Boucher. Rod is a Christian, a rock musician, a modern-day St. Francis of Assissi, who was for many years the leading light and inspirational guru of many Adelaide Christian musicians. He set up a recording studio at his house, produced scores of cassettes, wrote numerous songs and several musicals. Although Rod is a very dogmatic character, he gave to me and many others a sense of freedom. His daring and his laughter were infectious, and, among other things, his personality found its way into this song.


2021 - Where do we go from here?

Breezin' along in my Japanese coupe, breezin' along with the windows down. The dog keeps sniffing the air - he's got an empty head but he's alright. We've got time to spare, time to get where, we don't know, and who cares?

And the days go fast and the nights go faster
Lord, where do we go from here?
Lord, where do you want me to be? (© Robin Mann 1972)

Some questions keep on coming, and this is one of them.
The pandemic has put a hold on so much, and while Australia is in a better position than many, uncertainty remains.

Two weeks ago I  finished a song 'In the year that's coming'. It ends with:

May your love shine through us,
every day renew us,
keep on coming to us, 
stay with us
in the coming year.