Everything we got — you give us! Everything we got — you made! Everything we got —
teach us to care for it,
teach us to share. [repeat chorus]
1. Thank you for giving us the water, thank you for giving us the land. Though it's a complicated order, everything moves just like you planned.

2. You make the lightning and the thunder — electric power in the sky.
Each tiny cell in every creature —
how do you make them multiply?

3. Thank you for food and drink and shelter, thank you for all that we receive.
Thank you for healing our diseases —
help us to live as we believe.
Robin Mann © 1999

1999. On Wednesday, February 3, a fax came from St Stephen's reminding me that the service on Feb 14 (which I was co-ordinating) was going to be a Harvest Thanksgiving service, and including the readings for the day. As I was hanging out the clothes soon after, this song started to take shape, the chorus and verse 1 just made up in my head (the best way to do it), the other two verses on paper after I'd played it through with the guitar.


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.