God Made Us Stewards

God made us stewards of all earth's bounty

Author: Enock A. Kalembo; Translator: Howard S. Olson
Tune: WAJIBU MWEMA (35432)
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Author: Enock A. Kalembo

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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: God made us stewards of all earth's bounty
Title: God Made Us Stewards
Author: Enock A. Kalembo
Translator: Howard S. Olson
Refrain First Line: Lay not up riches where moth and rust consume
Copyright: English text copyright © Lutheran Theological College, Makumira, Tanzania. Used by permission.


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Set Free #42

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