Good News

Author: 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: When Jesus worked here on earth
Title: Good News
Author: Howard S. Olson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To bring good news to the needy
Copyright: © 1993, Howard S. Olson

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Page Scan

Gather (3rd ed.) #768

Gather Comprehensive #679

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #672

RitualSong #797

Set Free #24

Singing Our Faith #162

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