Howard S. Olson

Short Name: Howard S. Olson
Full Name: Olson, Howard S., 1922-2010
Birth Year: 1922
Death Year: 2010

Howard Olson (b. 1922; d. 2010), longtime missionary/teacher in African, compiled a number of African songs in Set Free (Augsburg Fortress, 1993). Many were folk tunes to which Christian Swahili texts were later added. He wrote in the introduction: “In their original form these tunes wee sung with uninhibited improvisation. Consequently the form in which these songs appear in this book represents only one of several possibilities.”

Sing! A New Creation


Texts by Howard S. Olson (42)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Abide in me always, knowing I'm in you tooHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Christ Has Arisen, AlleluiaHoward S. Olson, b. 1922 (Translator)English15
Christ is the way, Christ is the truthHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Christ the Lord ascended to the Father, Alleluia!Howard S. Olson (Translator)2
Christ the Savior has appearedHoward S. Olson (Adapter)English4
Come, O God, abide among us day by dayHoward S. Olson (Translator)English3
Draw near this coupleHoward S. Olson (Author)English2
Go tell the news to each nationHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
God the Father all things createdHoward S. Olson (Author)English2
God the Father, God the Son, and God the SpiritHoward S. Olson (Translator)English3
God's faithful provision of daily bread (Ameturuzuku, yeye pekee)Howard S. Olson (Author)English, Swahili2
Njoo kwetu, Roho Mwema Howard S. Olson (Translator (English))Swahili1
Gracious Spirit, heed our pleadingHoward S. Olson (b. 1922) (Translator)English, Swahili12
Hear our plea, dear Father, we prayHoward S. Olson (Adapter)English2
Hear us, Abba Father, heaven is your dwellingHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Hear us, O Lamb most holyHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Hush, little Jesus boy, hallalujah (Yesu, ulale, Haleluya)Howard S. Olson (Adapt. and tr.)English4
In Judea shephreds heard a wondrous storyHoward S. Olson (Author)English2
In Zion, in Zion, Lord, with you we'll abideHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Jesus gave his mandateHoward S. Olson, b. 1922 (Translator)English15
Yesu alisemaHoward S. Olson (Translator)Swahili1
Lead us, Lord, day by dayHoward S. Olson (Author)English2
Lord, we come before you nowHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Mfurahini, haleluyaHoward S. Olson, 1922-2010 (Translator (English))Swahili9
Mold me, Lord. Shape me, LordHoward S. Olson (Author)4
O brothers, let us follow himHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
O God's Lamb most holyHoward S. Olson (Author)English2
Akina baba, tumwendeeHoward S. Olson (Translator)English, Swahili1
Oh, what sorrow! Christ the Savior has been buried (Ni huzuni, Yesu amekufa kweli)Howard S. Olson (Translator)English, Swahili2
Order from chaosHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Praised be the Rock of our salvationHoward S. Olson (Translator)English3
Shout alleluia to the Savior, our LordHoward S. Olson (Author)English5
Shout to the Lord with joy, all lands (Mfanyieni Mwenyezi)Howard S. Olson (Adapter)English, Swahili2
The love of God Almighty can only amaze!Howard S. Olson (Translator)English2
To go to heaven my heart is longingHoward S. Olson, b. 1922 (Translator)English5
God made us stewards of all earth's bountyHoward S. Olson (Author)English3
We have from the Lord received graceHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
We thank you, Father, for all blessingsHoward S. Olson (Author)English2
When Jesus worked here on earthHoward S. Olson, 1922-2010 (Author)English8
When tempted to fretHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Who is he? Christ the Savior, none more holyHoward S. Olson (Translator)English2
Yesu Amefufuka, Yesu AmefufukaHoward S. Olson (Translator)Swahili2
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