Oh, What Sorrow, Oh, What Joy

Oh, what sorrow! Christ the Savior has been buried (Ni huzuni, Yesu amekufa kweli)

Author: Joas Kijugo; Translator: Howard S. Olson
Tune: NI HUZINI, NI FURAHA
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Author: Joas Kijugo

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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 >

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First Line: Oh, what sorrow! Christ the Savior has been buried (Ni huzuni, Yesu amekufa kweli)
Title: Oh, What Sorrow, Oh, What Joy
Author: Joas Kijugo
Translator: Howard S. Olson
Refrain First Line: Joy unending, for death's shackles Christ did sever! (Ni furaha, ametoka kaburini)
Copyright: Copyright © Lutheran Theological College, Makumira, Tanzania. Used by permission.

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