Into your death we go
into your life we grow
Feed us with your body and blood
so we grow to be like Jesus, be like you

1. I know the night is dark
I know the way is long
Fill us with your Spirit of light
so we keep on shining, Jesus, shining in you

2. You know that we are small
you know that we are weak
Fill us with your Spirit of hope
so we keep on hoping, Jesus, hoping in you

3. So many live in pain;
others are trapped by fear.
Fill us with your Spirit of love
so we keep on loving, Jesus, loving in you

1985. The paradox of Christianity again: we get life by going into death, following Jesus. Over and over we try to sweeten the message, make it more palatable, don't talk about death or blood. But this is the only way. The opening melody of the chorus is pinched, almost intentionally, from the great Cold Chisel song "Saturday Night". (and so I like to do it at a similar speed to that song, relaxed. But many like to do it faster — that works OK too)


ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events