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.


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.