THEY WERE WAITING

1. They were waiting, waiting for the time, waiting for the promises to be fulfilled; just like Eden, peace instead of war,
no more fighting anymore.
Now the time has come, God is in the world, we have seen his day dawning in the sky. They were waiting, we've been waiting; come, Lord Jesus, won't you come?

2. They were hoping, hoping for a king, hoping for a king who would be wise and fair; equal treatment, justice for the poor,
no oppression anymore.
Now the king has come, God is in the world, we have seen the child born in Bethlehem. They were hoping, we've been hoping; come, Lord Jesus, won't you come?
Come, Lord Jesus, won't you come? (2 times) Come, Lord Jesus, won't you come, Lord Jesus? Come, Lord Jesus, won't you come?

3. They were watching, watching for the sign, watching for the sign of his arrival here: water in the desert, singing in the land, celebration in the land.
Now the sign has come, God is in the world, we have seen the boy, we have seen his star. They were watching, we've been watching; come, Lord Jesus, won't you come?
Come, Lord Jesus, .....


Robin Mann © 1989


 

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.