EXAMINE MY HEART

1. Lord of every mystery,
maker of the land and sea,
you know every atom, each and every galaxy. Still you come to listen and to speak with me like a parent, lovingly.

Examine my heart, explore my mind,
find the fears that lie hidden from my sight. Open me up and let me see
how you work in my life,
you move in my life.
Examine my heart, explore my mind, what’s behind every action that I take.
And as I learn more than I knew,
may I learn even more
how deeply I’m loved by you.

2. Jesus, you’re the light, the way;
let me hear your voice today
in the quiet, in the busyness of work and play. Speak to me in happiness or misery.
Redirect me when I stray.

(At end of final chorus repeat last two lines two times)


1998. Chapter 3 of Richard Foster's book Prayer was the spark for this song. We were on our annual summer holiday at Middleton. Having read the chapter on the Friday, I woke early next morning. I listened on headphones to a track of kd lang, followed by several songs on the ABC's 'Rage', the last of which was Mariah Carey's Butterfly. All of these elements played a role in the final product. Ps 17: 3 Ps 26:2-3 Ps 139: 2-3


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