JESUS, LAMB OF GOD
The next day, seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, 'Look, there is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.' John 1:29
1990. Towards the end of the year I attempted to write a lot of liturgical music. I was hoping to do complete orders containing this music. It's still work in progress and I continue to be unsure whether I want to put out worship orders with music all from one source. I like having the interest that comes from a mixture of musical origins. Anyway, the 'Lamb of God' has always been one of my favourite parts of the church's worship, and this song came out of those uncompleted efforts.
Last Monday, November 19, I got back home after a 4 week trip, mostly in Queensland.Only possible because of
He's been my driver for the past 7½ years, for trips to Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland. He likes to label himself as 'Ray the Roadie', but he's a lot more than that. For the churches & schools I've sung at, we both set up the sound gear - the amps, guitars et al. He then retires to a back seat, while I sing & play. Afterwards, at schools, we take the gear down together. But at churches, he looks after the gear, while I talk with people & sell CDs & books. We get to stay with people most places , & we both love meeting people, enjoying their terrific hospitality.
This trip was his swan-song. I know he's enjoyed the driving & meeting people, but I still don't know how to say thank you. In his modest, self deprecating way, he'd reject the label of 'Servant of Christ', but he's been that for me, & together we've been able to serve people in many places.