Hush, Little Jesus Boy

Hush, little Jesus boy, hallalujah (Yesu, ulale, Haleluya)

Translator: Howard S. Olson
Published in 3 hymnals

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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: Hush, little Jesus boy, hallalujah (Yesu, ulale, Haleluya)
Title: Hush, Little Jesus Boy
Swahili Title: Yesu, ulale
Translator: Howard S. Olson
Source: Ilyamba from Membo me Kiklisto, anon.
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1977 Howard S. Olson; Swahili text © Lutheran Theological College, Makumira, Tanzania



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Set Free #5

This Far By Faith #56

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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