456. Listen, God Is Calling (Neno lake Mungu)

Text Information
First Line: Jesus gave his mandate
Title: Listen, God Is Calling (Neno lake Mungu)
Original Language: Kenyan
Translator: Howard S. Olson (1987)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 6.4.6.4 with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:45-48; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Thessalonians 2:14
Topic: Christian Life; Evangelism; Faithfulness5 more...
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Listen, listen, God is calling (Neno, neno lake Mungu)
Copyright: English Trans. © 1987 Lutheran Theological College, Makumira (admin. Augsburg Fortress)
Tune Information
Name: NENO LAKE MUNGU
Arranger: Austin C. Lovelace (1987)
Meter: 6.4.6.4 with refrain
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Kenyan
Copyright: Arr. © 1987 Austin C. Lovelace (admin. Augsburg Fortress)


Text Information:

This anonymous Swahili hymn from Kenya follows a pattern of traditional African music (refrain, call-and-response stanzas, refrain) also common in African American spirituals. This text affirms that God’s inviting and forgiving call can still be heard through the written Word.


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