Gracious Spirit

Author: Wilson Niwagila

Wilson Niwagila was born in Bukoba, Tanzania, and later studied theology in Tanzania, the United States, and Germany. He became a Lutheran parish pastor in several congregations in Tanzania and Germany. In Tanzania, he was the Lutheran secretary for Christian Education, the director of the Evangelical Academy, and provost of Makumira University College. He resided in Germany for a period as the Executive Secretary for Evangelism of the United Evangelical Mission for Germany, Asia, and Africa. Upon his return to Tanzania, he served as a member of the Task-Force for the establishment of the Bishop Josiah Kibira University College of the Tumaini University in the Kagera Region-Tanzania. --Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania  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 >

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #613

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #401

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Glory to God #287

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #613

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Lift Up Your Hearts #320

Santo, Santo, Santo #245

Set Free #16

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Sing! A New Creation #166

This Far By Faith #103

Voices Together #367

With One Voice #687

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