WHEREVER I GO
Wherever I go, whatever I do,
whoever I am, I'm going with you.
No matter the time, no matter the place, however I move, you walk at my pace. On every day of every year
the weather may change,
but you're still here.
Jesus, you're the light for the journey, you're the destination and the road.
You provide the signs along the highway, you're the best companion I know.
We could be delighted or dejected,
at the beach or standing in the rain, Jesus, you will never ever leave us,
we can trust your blood and your pain.
Take all our fear,
make us brave, make us strong; earth is our home,
this is where we belong.
I woke up out of a dream where people were asking me to sing songs with some kids before a big outdoor service. I knew that they didn’t know my songs, but I thought I’d try an oldie with them, ‘Walkin down the road’. I woke up thinking I needed to write an updated version of the song. This is it. That I used the opening words of our wedding Bible text (Genesis 28:15) was completely unknown to me at the time. I only realised it later. Dorothy helped to improve the chorus, while Thom wrote the melody of the bridge and had various other suggestions that improved the song.
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.