Everything we got —
you give us! Everything we got —
you made! Everything we got —
teach us to care for it,
teach us to share. [repeat chorus]

1. Thank you for giving us the water,
thank you for giving us the land.
Though it's a complicated order,
everything moves just like you planned.

2. You make the lightning and the thunder —
electric power in the sky.
Each tiny cell in every creature —
how do you make them multiply?

3. Thank you for food and drink and shelter,
thank you for all that we receive.
Thank you for healing our diseases —
help us to live as we believe.

1999. On Wednesday, February 3, a fax came from St Stephen's reminding me that the service on Feb 14 (which I was co-ordinating) was going to be a Harvest Thanksgiving service, and including the readings for the day. As I was hanging out the clothes soon after, this song started to take shape, the chorus and verse 1 just made up in my head (the best way to do it), the other two verses on paper after I'd played it through with the guitar.

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