Alfredo Colom was a prolific songwriter from Guatemala. He held public office, but ruined his life with alcohol and was considering suicide when an indigenous Guatemalan Christian gave him a New Testament. Eventually he surrendered his life to Christ serving in music and evangelism on the radio and in travels throughout Central and South America.
Footnote from Singing the New Testament, hymn #36 Go to person page >
Tune Title: SAMARITANAFirst Line: "De tu cántaro dame, dame tú de beber" (The Samaritan woman drawing water that day)Composer: Alfredo Colom-Maldonado, 1904-1971; Ronald F. Krisman, n. 1946Meter: 13 13 13 14 6Key: F MajorDate: 2013