SOUTH AUSTRALIA HOME

1. In South Australia I was born, from the dust I was formed, like so many long before,
I have found a home.

2. Skin of black and skin of white, can what’s wrong be put right? Skin of yellow, skin of brown, can we make a home?
We have lived through fire and flood in the towns, in the scrub;
years of plenty, years of drought, still this is our home.
Can you teach us how to live together, how to cherish every patch of ground? Jesus, stay with us forever —
help us hear your unchanging sound.

3. Can we see the beauty still — Murray Plains, Adelaide Hills, southern beaches, northern skies — do we like our home?
Given to us for our good, can we share as we should, giving everyone a place where they feel at home?
Repeat Bridge & V.1


© Robin Mann 1985. Starting from the melody & words of an old folksong I was able to make a song about the place we live in, and love. And a prayer to do better at living here, looking after both the people and the place.


 

2019 - a big year 

July 26 1949 Robin Mann was born, 9th child of Arthur & Elsie Mann

November 5 1949 Dorothy Stiller was born, 4th child of Hugo & Valmai Stiller

December 20 1969 Robin & Dorothy were married at Christ Church Lutheran, Murray Bridge

So, in 2019 we have some special anniversaries to celebrate. Apart from a trip in Turkey in May, we're still working on other ideas. A night of music seems to be a likely starter.