1. Heard the kookaburra laugh this morning before the break of day;
heard the kookaburra laugh this morning when the black was turning grey.
While the world was sleeping he was out to play sayin, "Come and see the brand new day!"

2. Heard the magpies singin to each other when the moon was not so high;
heard the magpies singin to each other
when the moon was growing shy.
While the night was dying music filled the sky sayin, "Come and see the brand new day!"

3. And a thousand other voices
joined in with the dawning song;
yes, a thousand thousand voices -
not a single note went wrong.
Everyone agreed that it would not be long sayin, "Come and see the brand new day!"

4. It's another resurrection morning,
it's another resurrection day.
It's another resurrection morning
and the Devil's had his day.
They killed a man called Jesus but he's back to stay sayin, "Come and see the brand new day!"

Words & music: Robin Mann © 1979 1979. The dawn has been a symbol of the resurrection ever since the first Easter Day. This song started with the sound of the kookaburras and the other morning birdsongs after a sleepless night at a Youth Camp in the Adelaide Hills.

ALWS 5/10/23

To say I've been inactive on my website is a serious understatement! I've written nothing here since early 2021. 

So, does this mean the world has stopped for us, that nothing is happening?
A major event for us in 2022 was moving house in October. We had been in Modbury Heights since July 1993.Now we're back in Klemzig.

In May 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.
Since then we have visited Box Hill & Loxton with Jonathan & Julie Krause as part of the Asante presentations, promoting the cause of ALWS. Still to come this year are Asante events in Toowoomba & Rochedale (Nov 26 & 27) and Perth (Dec 10)

Looking forward to seeing many people on these occasions.