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Mfurahini, haleluya (Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia)

Author: Bernard Kyamanywa

“Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia” comes to us from African Lutheranism. Rev. Bernard Kyamanywa wrote the original Swahili text while he was in seminary in Tanzania. He wrote it in a very African style, envisioning a story-teller and congregation responding; the story- teller presents the simple story of the Easter Gospel, and the congregation responds with the refrain. (Although it can be sung in unison.) --stjohnschicago.org Go to person page >

Translator: Howard S. Olson

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Text Information

First Line: Mfurahini, haleluya (Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia)
Original Language: Swahili
Author: Bernard Kyamanywa
Translator: Howard S. Olson (1977)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English; Swahili
Refrain First Line: (Tumwimbie sote kwa furaha) Let us sing praise to him with endless joy
Copyright: Tr. © 1977 Augsburg Publishing House; © 1968 Lutheran Theological College, Makomira, Tanzania, admin. Augsburg Fortress

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Worship: supplement #719
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #364
Global Songs for Worship #30Audio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #251Text InfoAudio
Hymnal Supplement 98 #828
Hymnal: A Worship Book #267
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #314
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #41
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #188Audio
Lutheran Service Book #466
Moravian Book of Worship #357
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #32
Small Church Music #1793Audio
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #96
With One Voice #678



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