66B. Come, All You People

Text Information
First Line: Uyaimose (Come, all you people)
Title: Come, All You People
Shona Title: Uyaimose
Translator: I-to Loh, b. 1936
Author: Alexander Gondo
Meter: 5.6.5.6.5.6.7
Language: English; Shona
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: Daily Prayer: Evening Prayer; Despair; Earth (38 more...)
Source: Sts. 2-3 from With One Voice, 1995; 20th c., Zimbabwe
Copyright: St. 1 © 1986 World Council of Churches; Sts. 2-3 © Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Tune Information
Name: UYAIMOSE
Composer: Alexander Gondo
Arranger: John L. Bell, b. 1949
Meter: 5.6.5.6.5.6.7
Key: E Major
Copyright: © 1986 World Council of Churches; Arr. © 1993 Wild Goose Resource Group, Iona Community, Scotland, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent
Notes: This song functions well as a processional or an entrance into worship. Once it is known by a community, it is not necessary to sing from the page. A leader can sing out the text for the next stanza while the congregation sings the final syllable (e.g., singing “Come praise the Savior!”). Accompany with djembes, shakers, triangle, cowbell, hand claps—anything that will enliven the singing without overwhelming it. When used as a frame for the psalm, keep a soft drum pattern going under the reading.



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