1. John and Jesus. About John the Baptist and the one
he heralded, Jesus the Christ. About
baptism: "Come on everyone to the river to
drown, to be tumbled and tossed, turned
2. My Daughter My Son.
Based on an episode from
the Acts of the Apostles, at the Beautiful
Gate. A song of mutual love. Often
sung/played at baptisms, weddings and
funerals. "My daughter, my son, of silver
and gold I have none, but in my heart be
3. Black Is. Words by Aboriginal poet, Maureen
Watson, set to music by Peter. Full of
positive associations to the colour
'black'... "Black is my mother's loving
4. Start From Here. Jesus weeps for Jerusalem... or
could it be Hiroshima, or Sydney?
5. George Zabelka.
The story of the priest who
was chaplain to the air-crews that bombed
Hiroshima, who later repented and became a
full time peacemaker.
6. Love is Not a Crime.
On Easter Sunday morning
several Christians witnessed for life and
peace at a Melbourne satellite facility
involved in plans for nuclear war. "Don' let
them say that love's a crime. Don't let them
say the truth's a lie..."
7. All Aboard the Ark. A light hearted song celebrating
the spirit of the L'Arche Communities
(founded by Jean Vanier) which give special
welcome to people with intellectual
disability. "All aboard the ark, no first or
second class. Everyone is welcome and the
tickets are for free."
8. Lead Me to Hope. Often sung as hymn. The four
verses are about hope, love, faith and
Tracks 9-16 are from 'The
Year of God's Favour?' album, published in
Australia's 'bi-centennial' year, 1988.
9. The Year of God's Favour. A musical setting of the words
from Isaiah read by Jesus to proclaim his
mission: "to set the downtrodden free".
10. Rock of Ages, Uluru. About Australia- the tragedy and
the hope of its story. Looking at Uluru
(Ayers Rock) in cental Austalia as a symbol
of truth and hope.
11. Living in this Country.
positive and negative senses, white
Australia has a black history.
12. When the Morning Comes
mother somewhere in the Third or Fourth
Worlds (which could be some parts of
Australia) and the hope she places in her
13. The Promised Land. A journey through Australia's
history with a recurring prayer as the
chorus: "God help us all... help us find the
meaning of this troubled road we go to the
14. Advertising Man. An angry song, directed at the
ad-man and the seductive but false dreams
that he creates.
15. Letter from Risdon
reflection of the value of wilderness, from
a letter written by Karin Donaldson after
being arrested for her participation in the
blockades to prevent the damming of
Tasmania's Franklin River.
16. Start From Where You
Are. A song
of encouragement: "Start from where you are,
do what you can do. There's a whole lot of
changes that can only start from you."
Tracks 17-18 are from a
limited edition tape-album release 'Makers
of Peace' 1991.
17. What a Time
to Go to War. A
song of grief and protest, set against a
18. Makers of Peace.
Based on the time just
before his arrest when Jesus wept over
Jerusalem... "If only you knew the meaning