Acclaimed Lutheran songwriter Dr Robin Mann has written two new verses for his one of his best-known songs, ‘Comfort, comfort’. They may be used by congregations and communities free of charge as a prayer and worship resource as they draw near to God in this terrible fire season.
The LCA/NZ thanks God for Robin’s creative talents, and thanks Robin for using those talents as a blessing for many.
The lyrics, printed in full below, we be available soon on the Worship Planning Page.
COMFORT COMFORT ALL MY PEOPLE
Comfort, comfort all my people
with the comfort of my word.
Speak it tender to my people:
“All your sins are taken away.”
Jan 2020: Bushfires countrywide
- Though our land is burned and blackened,
rooves and walls beyond repair
Animals are lost or homeless
Volunteers throughout the country
serving, weary, giving all
helping strangers, friends and neighbours
- Though our houses have been taken
memories, treasures lost and gone
one destroyed but one is standing
Still so much has been defended
next-door-heroes risk their lives
every deed will be remembered
Words & Music © 2020 Robin Mann
(These words and the music are free of charge for use during Australia’s 2019-2020 bushfires.)