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Tom Colvin

Short Name: Tom Colvin
Full Name: Colvin, Tom, 1925-2000
Birth Year: 1925
Death Year: 2000

Tom Colvin (b. 1925; d. 2000) was trained as an engineer and worked in that profession in Burma and Singa­pore from 1945 to 1948. After studying theology at Trinity College, Glasgow University, he was ordained in the Church of Scotland in 1954. He served as missionary in Nyasa­land (now Malawi) from 1954 to 1958, in Ghana from 1958 to 1964, and again in Nyasa­land from 1964 to 1974. His work there included preaching, education, and community development. After completing his missionary work, Colvin became a minister in the United Reformed Church of England and served an inner-city church in London. He returned to Africa in 1984 as a development consultant to the Zimbabwe Christian Council. Colvin's writings include Christ's Work in Free Africa (1964) and three collections of hymns, many written in collaboration with African Christians–Free to Serve (1966), Leap My Soul (1976), and Fill Us with Your Love (1983).

Bert Polman

Texts by Tom Colvin (51)sort descendingAsInstances
[A Holy Baby]Tom Colvin (Author)2
A sus amigos él sirveTom Colvin (1925-2000) (Author)2
As a mother for her childrenTom Colvin (Author)2
Awake, there! arise, there!Tom Colvin (Author)2
Be merciful to us,dear GodTom Colvin (Author)2
Beat the drums of welcomeTom Colvin (Author)2
Behold the holy Lamb of God!Tom Colvin (1925-2000) (Adapter)4
Bless the Lord, O my soul, Bless the Lord, O my soul, With all my life and all my powersTom Colvin (Adapter)2
Chiuta is our sure defenseTomColvin (Author)2
Christ the Lord is ris'n! Christ the Lord is ris'n!Tom Colvin, b. 1925 (Author)9
Christ the workerThomas Stevenson Colvin , b. 1925 (Translator)2
Christ Yesu was born at a Bethlehem innTom Colvin (Author)2
Come, let us seek our God's protectionTom Colvin (Author)4
Come, let us walk this road togetherTom Colvin (Author)2
Crowds followed Yesu to the hillsTom Colvin (Author)2
Everyone's rejoicingTom Colvin (Author)1
Gift of God to humankindTom Colvin (Author)2
Glorious light has dawned for usTom Colvin (Adapter)2
God grant that we may be transformedTom Colvin (Author)2
God sends us his Spirit to befriend and help usTom Colvin, b. 1925 (Author)12
God, we pray, here in your sightTom Colvin (Adapter)2
God's home is here with humankindTom Colvin (Author)2
Great ChiutaTom Colvin (Adapter)2
"He must die or all will perish"Tom Colvin (Author)2
Help us, Christ, to be peace-makersTom Colvin (Author)2
His battle ended there, death was overcomeTom Colvin (Paraphraser)5
Humbly in your sightTom Colvin (Author)8
If it's peace you long for, friendsTom Colvin (Author)2
Just as a lamb is led to the slaughterTom Colvin (Adapter)2
Kneels at the feet of his friendsTom Colvin (Author)55
Leap, leap my soulTom Colvin (Adapter)2
Let the world unite and singTom Colvin (Adapter)2
Life of the world, with you there's hopeTom Colvin (Author)2
Night has fallen, night has fallenTom Colvin (Author)9
Our troubles do aboundTom Colvin (Author)2
Should we accept that evil meansTom Colvin (Author)2
Sing welcome to our SaviorTom Colvin (Author)2
Te arrodillaste a los piesTom Colvin (Author)4
To loving Yesu, our dearest friendTom Colvin (Author)2
We may choose to walk through this world aloneTom Colvin (Author)2
We remember you, our YesuTom Colvin (Adapter)2
We're glad that we belong to youTom Colvin (Author)2
What shall we call himTom Colvin (Author)12
What we have is freedomTom Colvin (Author)2
When our master Jesus went awayTom Colvin (Author)3
When our Savior Yesu went awayTom Colvin, 1925-2000 (Adapter)5
Yesu bids us work for peace and justiceTom Colvin (Author)2
Yesu born in BethlehemTom Colvin (Adapter)2
Yesu, our child at home lies dyingTom Colvin (Author)2
Yesu's calling, Yesu's calling all you mothersTom Colvin (Adapter)2
You who wait to see a kingTom Colvin (Author)2
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