WHEN OUR LIFE BEGAN AGAIN

1. When his time was over,
the palms lay where they fell.
As they ate together, he told his friends farewell. Jesus, though you cried out for some other end, love could only choose a cross
when our life began again.

2. Secretly they planned it,
with money changing hands;
in the quiet garden a kiss betrayed their man. Priests and elders tried him,
soldiers crowned him king.
We were in the crowd that day
when our life began again.

3. Women wept to see him,
he said "Don't weep for me."
Many laughed and mocked him,
"Forgive them, they don't see."
Jesus, please forgive me, you know what I am; I was one who nailed your hands
when our life began again.

4. There was one who asked you,
"Remember me this day."
Jesus, when I'm dying, remember me that way. When my life is over, be with me, my friend, like the thief upon the cross
when our life began again.


1980. I rarely write words without having music in mind, and vice versa. But after I have an initial "song" I often start again with words or music. I wrote 4 tunes for this song before I got to the one it has now, and even then I wasn't very happy with it. It was only when Geoff Strelan suggested (a year or two later) changing the key to D minor (rather than E minor) that it sounded right.


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.