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 descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A holy baby is born in Judah's BethlehemTom Colvin, 1925- (Author)2
A sus amigos él sirveTom Colvin (1925-2000) (Author)Spanish2
As a mother for her childrenTom Colvin (Author)English2
Awake, there! arise, there!Tom Colvin (Author)2
Be merciful to us,dear GodTom Colvin (Author)English2
Beat the drums of welcomeTom Colvin (Author)2
Behold the holy Lamb of God!Tom Colvin (Adapter)English4
Bless the Lord, O my soul, Bless the Lord, O my soul, With all my life and all my powersTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
Chiuta is our sure defenseTomColvin (Author)English2
Christ the Lord is ris'n! Christ the Lord is ris'n!Tom Colvin (Author)9
Christ the workerThomas Stevenson Colvin , b. 1925 (Translator)2
Christ Yesu was born at a Bethlehem innTom Colvin (Author)English2
Come, let us seek our God's protectionTom Colvin (1925-2000) (Author)4
Come, let us walk this road togetherTom Colvin (Author)English2
Crowds followed Yesu to the hillsTom Colvin (Author)2
Everyone's rejoicingTom Colvin (Adapter)English3
Gift of God to humankindTom Colvin (Author)2
Glorious light has dawned for usTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
God grant that we may be transformedTom Colvin (Author)English2
God sends us his Spirit to befriend and help usTom Colvin (Author)English12
God, we pray, here in your sightTom Colvin (Adapter)2
God's home is here with humankindTom Colvin (Author)English2
Great ChiutaTom Colvin (Adapter)2
"He must die or all will perish"Tom Colvin (Author)English2
Help us, Christ, to be peace-makersTom Colvin (Author)English3
His battle ended there, death was overcomeTom Colvin, 1925-2000 (Paraphraser)5
Humbly in your sightTom Colvin (Author)English10
If it's peace you long for, friendsTom Colvin (Author)English2
Just as a lamb is led to the slaughterTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
Kneels at the feet of his friendsTom Colvin (Author)English57
Leap, leap my soulTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
Let the world unite and singTom Colvin (Adapter)English3
Life of the world, with you there's hopeTom Colvin (Author)English2
Night has fallen, night has fallenTom Colvin, 1925-2000 (Adapter)English10
Our troubles do aboundTom Colvin (Author)English2
Should we accept that evil meansTom Colvin (Author)English2
Sing welcome to our SaviorTom Colvin (Author)English3
Te arrodillaste a los piesTom Colvin (Author)Spanish5
To loving Yesu, our dearest friendTom Colvin (Author)English2
We may choose to walk through this world aloneTom Colvin (Author)English2
We remember you, our YesuTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
We're glad that we belong to youTom Colvin (Author)English2
What shall we call himTom Colvin, 1925-2000 (Author)13
What we have is freedomTom Colvin (Author)English2
When our master Jesus went awayTom Colvin (Author)English3
When our Savior Yesu went awayTom Colvin (1925-2000) (Author)5
Yesu bids us work for peace and justiceTom Colvin (Author)English2
Yesu born in BethlehemTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
Yesu, our child at home lies dyingTom Colvin (Author)English2
Yesu's calling, Yesu's calling all you mothersTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
You who wait to see a kingTom Colvin (Author)English2
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