Jesus is risen, alleluia!

Author: Bernard Kyamanywa

“Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia” comes to us from African Lutheranism. Rev. Bernard Kyamanywa wrote the original Swahili text while he was in seminary in Tanzania. He wrote it in a very African style, envisioning a story-teller and congregation responding; the story- teller presents the simple story of the Easter Gospel, and the congregation responds with the refrain. (Although it can be sung in unison.) Go to person page >

Author (English): John L. Bell

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus is risen, alleluia!
Swahili Title: Mfurahini, haleluya
Author: Bernard Kyamanywa
Author (English): John L. Bell
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, let us worship him
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: English version © John L. Bell / WGRG; © 1968 Lutheran Theological College, Makomira, Tanzania, admin. Augsburg Fortress



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Ancient and Modern #206

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #409

Singing the Faith #304

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