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.
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.