Bless the Lord, O my soul

Bless the Lord, O my soul, Bless the Lord, O my soul, With all my life and all my powers

Author: Peter Thole; Translator: Helen Taylor; Adapter: Tom Colvin
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Source: Come, Let Us Walk This Road Together: 43 songs from Africa #2
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Author: Peter Thole

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Translator: Helen Taylor

Taylor, Helen, daughter of Martin Taylor, was the author of The Child's Book of Homilies, N.D.; Sabbath Bells, A Series of Simple Lays for Christian Children, N.D.; and Missionary Hymns: for the Use of Children, 1846. From her Sabbath Bells, "I love that holy Scripture" (Concerning Heaven) is taken. The following are all from her Missionary Hymns, 1846:-- 1. A feather'd seed that lifted is. Value of Little Things. 2. And shall we dwell together? Concerning Heaven. 3. Father, the little offering take. Offertory. 4. There is a happy land on high. Concerning Heaven. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  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 >

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First Line: Bless the Lord, O my soul, Bless the Lord, O my soul, With all my life and all my powers
Title: Bless the Lord, O my soul
Author: Peter Thole
Translator: Helen Taylor
Adapter: Tom Colvin
Source: Chi Tumbuka
Language: English
Copyright: © 1988 by Hope Publishing Co.