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.”
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Display Title: Hush, Little Jesus BoyFirst Line: Hush, little Jesus boy, Alleluia (Yesu, ulale, Haleluya)Tune Title: YESU ULALEAuthor: Anon.; Howard S. OlsonScripture: Luke 2:19Date: 1993Source: Ilyamba text from Membo ma Kiklisto
Display Title: Hush, Little Jesus Boy (Yesu, ulale)First Line: Hush, little Jesus boy, hallelujah (Yesu, ulale, haleluya)Tune Title: YESU ULALEAuthor: Howard S. Olson, b. 1922Date: 1999Subject: Christmas |Source: Ilyamba from Membo me Kiklisto, anon.