1. Your love surrounds me like a tent around me on a dark and stormy night.
Though fear is creeping as the darkness deepens, I will stay beside this light.
I will live with you forever,
I will live inside your shelter. I will live with you forever
in the house of God.

2. When death was coming I was helpless, running, but I had no place to hide.
O, Jesus heard me cryin, Jesus saw me dyin,
he came to my side.

3. You left your father, O my baby brother,
for the manger and the cross.
Your death is life for me, you killed my enemy, O death has finally lost.

4. The broken people and the poor and feeble find a place of shelter here.
There's room for more to come
and join the Father's Son,
his love will take your fear.

1978. "I Married You" by Walter Trobisch gave rise to this song. He describes marriage in terms of the tent image, and relates it to Psalm 27:4-5. This song has been used for a wedding or two, but a lot of church musicians, especially organists have trouble handling the rhythm and syncopation. It's a guitar based, or percussion based song. And although it was published in the Key of D, we've always done it in Eb. D is a bit low for it.


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.