A Picture of HOPE
The Year 2011

Australia Day 2011

Images Yesterday was Australia Day. I love Australia. I have travelled to 27 countries in my short time on earth and I love different cultures and places ... but there is no place like home. Let's continue to pray for God to pour out His Spirit upon our nation ... that we might be a light to all the nations of the earth.

Here are the words from a some written by Geoff Bullock that became kind of a national anthem for the Christian church in our nation many years ago.

This is our nation, this is our land
This is our future, this is our hope
A land of reaping, a land of harvest
This is our land, this is our home

This is the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit
A land of red dust plains and summer rains
To this sunburn land we will see a flood
And to this Great Southland His Spirit comes

This is a nation, this is our land
This land of plenty, this land of hope
The richest harvest is in her peoples
We see revival, His Spirit comes

This is our nation, this is our land
This lucky country of dreams gone dry
And to these people we see a harvest
And to this land, His Spirit comes
 

Comments

"Australia Day 2010"? Are y'all a year behind down under? :)

Its a great song, did you know that Goeff re-wrote the lyrics 2004?

Here they are a few changes

This is Your nation, This is Your land,
This common future, This shared hope.
A land of reaping, A land of harvest,
This is Your land, This is our home.

Chorus:
This is the Great South-land
of the Holy Spirit.
A land of red dust plains
and summer rains,
And in this sunburnt land we have seen his love,
And to this Great South-land
His Spirit’s come.
This is Your nation, This is Your land,
This land of plenty This land of hope.
The richest harvest is in her peoples
From age to age His spirit’s come.
Chorus:
This is the Great South-land
of the Holy Spirit.
A land of red dust plains
and summer rains,
And in this sunburnt land we have seen his love,
And to this Great South-land
His Spirit’s come.
This is Your nation, This is Your land,
This “lucky country” of dreams gone dry.
And to all peoples there is a harvest
And to this land His Spirit’s come.
Chorus:
This is the Great South-land
of the Holy Spirit.
A land of red dust plains
and summer rains,
And in this sunburnt land we have seen his love,
And to this Great South-land
His Spirit’s come.

I find this version a bit more inclusive.

You can find it here

https://public.me.com/geoffreybullock

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