Jesus, We Are Here

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Jesus, we are here (Jesu tawa pano)

Author: Patrick Matsikenyiri
Opening Hymns
Published in 22 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

Jesu tawa pano;
Jesu tawa pano;
Jesu tawa pano;
tawa pano, mu zita renyu.

Jesus, we are here;
Jesus, we are here;
Jesus, we are here;
we are here for you.

Shona Transliteration:
Yah-zoo tah-wah pah-no
tah-wah pah-no, moo zee-tah ray-noo

Source: Zion still Sings #148

Author: Patrick Matsikenyiri

Patrick Matsikenyiri-- Since his retirement from Africa University in Mutare in December of 2002, Matsikenyiri has been teaching in several institutions in the United States by invitation. Some of which are Shenandoah University, VA; Drew University, NJ; Adrian College, MI; which honored him with a Doctorate in 1999. Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. He also participated in a series of lectures in places like Calvin Institute of Worship in Michigan and Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Dr. Matsikenyiri did workshops and worship services on African Music in many churches and organizations in California, Washington, Idaho, Virginia and New York, just to name a few. Previously when Dr. Matsikenyiri was employed at Africa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, we are here (Jesu tawa pano)
Title: Jesus, We Are Here
Shona Title: Jesu Tawa Pano
Author: Patrick Matsikenyiri
Source: Zimbabwean (Shona)
Language: English; Shona; Spanish
Copyright: © 1990, 1996 General Board of Global Ministries, license #1062.
Liturgical Use: Opening Hymns



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

African American Heritage Hymnal #401

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #372

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #773

Community of Christ Sings #71

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #529

Gather Comprehensive #705

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #392

Halle Halle #3

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #773

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #671


Lift Up Your Hearts #520

More Voices #189

RitualSong #806

Santo, Santo, Santo #611

Sing Glory #13

Sing the Faith #2273


Sing! A New Creation #5

Singing the Faith #27

The Faith We Sing #2273

This Far By Faith #140

Worship and Rejoice #659


Zion still Sings #148

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