HAND IN HAND

1. When I consider God's design, raging seas and searing sand,
I hold my breath,
but even more, I stand in awe when all creation joins in praise, hand in hand, hand in hand.
All creation joins in praise, hand in hand.

2. When I consider Jesus Christ, beaten, killed and broken man,
I hold my breath,
but even more, I stand in awe when broken people come to him, hand in hand, hand in hand. Broken people come to him,
hand in hand.

3. When I consider human kind, feuding tribes from every land,
I hold my breath,
but even more, I stand in awe
when black and white return to Christ, hand in hand, hand in hand.
Black and white return to Christ, hand in hand.

4. When I consider God's own church, sinful sort of saintly band,
I hold my breath,
but even more, I stand in awe
when sinners come to share God's meal, hand in hand, hand in hand.
Sinners come to share God's meal,
hand in hand.


Words: Norman Habel; Music: Robin Mann © 1997


 

Thanks ...

Last Monday, November 19, I got back home after a 4 week trip, mostly in Queensland.Only possible because of
Ray Shillabeer.
He's been my driver for the past 7½ years, for trips to Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland. He likes to label himself as 'Ray the Roadie', but he's a lot more than that. For the churches & schools I've sung at, we both set up the sound gear - the amps, guitars et al. He then retires to a back seat, while I sing & play. Afterwards, at schools, we take the gear down together. But at churches, he looks after the gear, while I talk with people & sell CDs & books. We get to stay with people most places , & we both love meeting people, enjoying their terrific hospitality.
This trip was his swan-song. I know he's enjoyed the driving & meeting people, but I still don't know how to say thank you. In his modest, self deprecating way, he'd reject the label of 'Servant of Christ', but he's been that for me, & together we've been able to serve people in many places.

THANKS, RAY!!