WILL YOU BE COMING HOME THIS CHRISTMAS?

1. WillyoubecominghomethisChristmas before this lonely year is done?
Will you be born a child among us
to make our family one?

2. Will you be driving through the desert across the wastes where dingoes roam? Will you return, our drover brother,
to heal our broken home?
Will you be coming home a swagman, your billy slung across your back,
and set our weary feet in rhythm along the homeward track?

3. WillyoubecominghomewithMary, brown girl with child upon her knee? Will you be home to reunite us beneath a Christmas tree?
Will you be coming from the outback, a traveller sent from God above,
to stir the goodness deep among us with silent human love?

4. WillyoubecominghomethisChristmas before this lonely year is done?
Will you be coming from the outback
to make our family one?


Norman Habel & Robin Mann © 1981


 

2021 - Where do we go from here?

Breezin' along in my Japanese coupe, breezin' along with the windows down. The dog keeps sniffing the air - he's got an empty head but he's alright. We've got time to spare, time to get where, we don't know, and who cares?

And the days go fast and the nights go faster
Lord, where do we go from here?
Lord, where do you want me to be? (© Robin Mann 1972)

Some questions keep on coming, and this is one of them.
The pandemic has put a hold on so much, and while Australia is in a better position than many, uncertainty remains.

Two weeks ago I  finished a song 'In the year that's coming'. It ends with:

May your love shine through us,
every day renew us,
keep on coming to us, 
stay with us
in the coming year.