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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)

Our Savior Has Arisen

Our Savior has arisen (Yesu amefufuka)

Author: Wilson Niwagila; Translator: Howard S. Olson
Tune: YESI AMEFUFUKA
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Wilson Niwagila

Wilson Niwagila was born in Bukoba, Tanzania, and later studied theology in Tanzania, the United States, and Germany. He became a Lutheran parish pastor in several congregations in Tanzania and Germany. In Tanzania, he was the Lutheran secretary for Christian Education, the director of the Evangelical Academy, and provost of Makumira University College. He resided in Germany for a period as the Executive Secretary for Evangelism of the United Evangelical Mission for Germany, Asia, and Africa. Upon his return to Tanzania, he served as a member of the Task-Force for the establishment of the Bishop Josiah Kibira University College of the Tumaini University in the Kagera Region-Tanzania. --Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania  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: Our Savior has arisen (Yesu amefufuka)
Title: Our Savior Has Arisen
Author: Wilson Niwagila
Translator: Howard S. Olson
Copyright: English text copyright © 1977 Augsburg Publishing House

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Set Free #12

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