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.
2019 - a big year
July 26 1949 Robin Mann was born, 9th child of Arthur & Elsie Mann
November 5 1949 Dorothy Stiller was born, 4th child of Hugo & Valmai Stiller
December 20 1969 Robin & Dorothy were married at Christ Church Lutheran, Murray Bridge
So, in 2019 we have some special anniversaries to celebrate. Apart from a trip in Turkey in May, we're still working on other ideas. A night of music seems to be a likely starter.