1. Ours is a story of Christmas outback when Jesus the Bushman was born, a story of Mary and Joseph & Jesus, good people like us from the bush, good people like us from the bush,

2. We are the gamblers, the stockmen, the wise, the women who battle the scrub,
the people who wear no airs on their face
and know the price of a grave,
yes, we know the price of a grave..

3. Years we have waited for someone to come, born out of true country stock,
a bushman foretold by drovers of old,
a battler as straight as a die
a battler as straight as a die.

4. Late round the campfire we sang of our dream a man who is one with the bush,
a man who would gamble
his life for his friends,
and know the silence of God,
he would know the silence of God.

5. Ours is a story of Jesus the Bushman, born behind Bethlehem’s pub,
a boy who was born
to be king of the bush,
and die for his mates in the end,
he would die for his mates in the end.

Norman Habel & Robin Mann © 1981


ALWS 29/5/24

In May 2023 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.

Last year we visited churches in SA, Vic, Qld and WA with Jonathan & Julie Krause promoting the cause of ALWS.

Coming up soon:

* Nuriootpa (St Petri) Saturday June 22, 4 pm

To be confirmed:
Bordertown July 28,
Everton Park (Qld) August 17,
Canberra August 24 

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events