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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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

(no biographical information available about Joas Kijugo.) Go to person page >

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: 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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Set Free #8

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