BWANA MUNGU, NASHANGAA

Author: Stuart K. Hine (1899-1989)

Stuart K. Hine was born in 1899 in Great Britain. In much of Stuart’s earlier years he and his wife were missionaries in the Western Ukraine of Russia, where they evangelized as Christian workers and singers. In 1931, Stuart K. Hine and his wife returned to Britain and conducted gospel campaigns throughout Great Britain. During those years, Stuart published many song books and wrote many of his beloved gospel songs. Stuart retired from the active ministry but continued to publish his song books and his music and contributed the majority of his income to various missionary endeavors around the world…Stuart K. Hine’s most popular composition is “How Great Thou Art,” which is recognized in many polls as the number one Hymn in America… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Bwana Mungu, nashangaa kabisa
Title: BWANA MUNGU, NASHANGAA
Author: Stuart K. Hine (1899-1989)
Copyright: Authorized translation copyright 1994, Administered in the Swahili language by Kingsway's ThankYou Music, P.O. Box 75, Eastbourne, East Susex, BN23 6NW, United Kingdom. Used by Permission.

Tune

O STORE GUD

Originally in triple meter, the Swedish tune O STORE GUD is in bar form (AAB). The first section has a very limited range of four notes; the more meditative stanzas give way to a dramatic refrain with an expanded range. Sing in parts and observe some rhythmic freedom in the last line of the refrain,…

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