GARU

Adapter: Tom Colvin

Thomas Stevenson Colvin (Tom), Church of Scotland missionary in Malawi and Ghana, was born in Glasgow on 16 April 1925. He attended the Royal Technical College, Glasgow (now Strathclyde University) where he was chairman of the Student Christian Movement and from where he graduated B.Sc. in 1945. After a period with the Royal Engineers in Burma and Singapore, Colvin returned to Scotland in 1948 to become student assistant minister at Fallin Parish Church in Stirling. Later in the same year he began a three year course in divinity at Trinity College, Glasgow, was again an active member of student bodies, and held the post of president of the SCM. He spent a year after leaving Glasgow as the Travelling Secretary of the SCM, then between 1952 a… Go to person page >

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Adapter: Tom Colvin
Meter: 5.5.2.5.5.2
Incipit: 33321 33321 12222
Key: G Major
Source: Ghanian folk song
Copyright: © 1969, Hope Publishing Co.

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A war song gathered at Garu in the Upper Region of Ghana. Must be sung fast, preferably with rolling drum beat accompanying the people's parts. The words by Tom Colvin turn a traditional war song into a Christian victory song.

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