In 2016 in Australia too many believe this is an easy question to answer, however many of the easy answers are wrong. Or at least, wide of the mark, and only partial at best.
Let’s expand the question a bit and try and answer this eternal question, ‘How Shall We Sing the Lord’s Song?’
Multiple Sclerosis = lots of scarring. So, on this day especially, spare an extra thought & a helping hand for people with MS.
What do you mean? Love isn’t a law, surely! Love is a feeling, an emotion that guides your thoughts & your actions, isn’t it? At least that’s how we usually talk about it.
The following are exerpts from a recent blog article from Journey Online, a wonderful online publication for the Uniting Church of Australia. Dianne Jensen interviewed Robin Mann and wrote a beautiful peice discussing his career that spans over 40 years. The blog was featured under Features > Music for the soul.
Read Robin's latest blog share: Many songs share thoughts & emotions that are hard to share any other way. It isn’t surprising that more than one person has said that to sing is to pray doubly (Martin Luther among others).
‘O dearest Jesus, what law hast thou broken’ was the first line of one of my favourite hymns from my childhood. Well, I guess it was, because more than most traditional hymns, it’s stayed with me.
Thank you, Jesus, for ordinary miracles,
thanks for seasons and birds in a line.
'Jesus, you can heal me, touch me now.
I don't understand but you know how'
Norm Habel writes words to an existing, well-known tune. When I write tunes to his lyrics I usually don’t know what tune he’s used.
Not just a one-time declaration but an everyday habit. How do I show my love for Dorothy?
What songs I make & why I make those songs. I hope I’m a helpful servant, that the songs I write nurture people, teach the faith, inspire, provide food for thought, help people to focus on what’s important in the faith. I hope that, above all, they help people to know Jesus better, and to trust him with their whole life.
At the the 2013 LWA (Lutheran Women of Australia) Convention we spoke & sang of a life of songs
How shall we sing the Lord's Song in a new century? (2001 Conference)
The music book is at the printer (MediaCom), the completed CDs only need covers, but All Together All Right is not quite ready to launch. I’d hoped it would be out in February, but now it may be in March, but probably in April.
A phone conversation brought this subject up – maybe I’ll be doing a presentation at a retreat / conference.
A theme that runs through the Scriptures. Not surprising that quite a few songs carry it. I was pleased to get the ‘Servant of Christ’ award (is that an oxymoron?) back in 2001. I was able on that occasion to give credit to Dorothy, the ‘gift of God’ & a servant of so many, especially me.