Crowds followed Yesu

Crowds followed Yesu to the hills

Author: Tom Colvin
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1 Crowds followed Yesu to the hills,
his deeds they did recall.
At evening Yesu asked his friends,
"How can we feed them all?"

2 "These loaves and fish are all we have,
enough for just a few.
So send them off to beg or buy,
there's nothing we can do."

3 Bur Yesu so arranged the crowds
that everyone took part.
He shared with them God's way of love
and opened every heart.

4 By miracle there was enough,
the food for all was there,
when Yesu bound them all as one,
and taught them how to share.

5 We're all to blame that many starve
and more are left to die.
In Christ we're called to heal the world
and hungry satisfy.

6 With Yesu's lead, we'll learn to share,
and build our world anew.
Its wealth and food will be for all,
and not or just a few.

Source: Come, Let Us Walk This Road Together: 43 songs from Africa #10

Author: 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: Crowds followed Yesu to the hills
Title: Crowds followed Yesu
Author: Tom Colvin
Copyright: © 1997 Hope Publishing Co.