YAYIRO

Composer: Charles Chinula

Reverend Chinula was a Pastor in the Church of Central Africa, Livingstonia Synod (previously, a presbytery of the United Free Church Of Scotland. He is one of the foremost Ngoni Christians and did a great job spreading the Gospel among the abeNguni of Northern Malawi. He composed a number of hymns of very high standard. Most of them are still sung today in Protestant Churches in Malawi. Chase Matapa  Go to person page >

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 >

Tune Information

Composer: Charles Chinula
Adapter: Tom Colvin
Incipit: 32231 23533 22312
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 1997 Hope Publishing Co.
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