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To Go to Heaven

To go to heaven my heart is longing

Author: Ndilivako Ndelwa; Translator: Howard S. Olson
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative text cannot be shown for this hymn due to copyright.

Author: Ndilivako Ndelwa

(no biographical information available about Ndilivako Ndelwa.) 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: To go to heaven my heart is longing
Title: To Go to Heaven
Author: Ndilivako Ndelwa
Translator: Howard S. Olson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The way is Jesus
Copyright: © 1977 Howard S. Olson



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymnal #513

Set Free #39

This Far By Faith #181

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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