Resting Under the Power of Trees

Day Six.

Found a park bench to rest under some trees.

The grey sky, cool wind, spitting rain and new growth remind me of the Snowy Mountains yet I find myself here in Sydney. Resting as if in the wilderness. Surgery demands it of me.
Rest can be an elusive need.

Today’s song choice, another of my funeral playlist songs.

Gurrumul and Paul Kelly – Amazing Grace

Amazing grace.

How sweet the sound

that saved a wretch like me.

I once was lost, but now am found;

Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares,

I have already come;

’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,

His Word my hope secures;

He will my Shield and Portion be,

As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess, within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine;

But God, who called me here below,

Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.


Gurrumul and Paul Kelly with their cover of ‘Amazing Grace’.