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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Come, O God, Abide Among Us

Author: Sylvester Mbulamagyo

(no biographical information available about Sylvester Mbulamagyo.) Go to person page >

Translator: Howard S. Olson

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 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, O God, abide among us day by day
Title: Come, O God, Abide Among Us
Author: Sylvester Mbulamagyo
Translator: Howard S. Olson
Refrain First Line: Praises let us render always
Copyright: English text copyright © 1977 Augsburg Publishing House.

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Set Free #20

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