ON THAT FINAL NIGHT

1. On that final night
when Jesus was betrayed
they were gathered with him,
twelve disciples with him
— one would soon betray him.

2. On that final night
a room had been prepared.
There they ate together,
and they drank together.
— all but one together.

‘Take this bread and eat.
This is my body.
Take it and eat it
in memory of me.

He said, ‘Take, this is my blood
poured out for many.
God’s new agreement
sealed with my blood.’

3. On that final night
he washed their tired feet,
gave them an example:
’Just as I have loved you,
you should love each other.’

‘Take this bread ....

Dark, dark was the night
when Judas was gone.
Dark, dark was the night
— soon morning would come.


Robin Mann © 2003. Tune: ‘Recuerdos’, by Francisco Tarrega (d.1909)


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.