Ngarikudzwe zuva (Lift up your voice, sing for joy)

Translator: Patrick Matsikenyiri; Translator: Dan Damon; Author: Abraham Maraire
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Translator: Patrick Matsikenyiri

Patrick Matsikenyiri-- Since his retirement from Africa University in Mutare in December of 2002, Matsikenyiri has been teaching in several institutions in the United States by invitation. Some of which are Shenandoah University, VA; Drew University, NJ; Adrian College, MI; which honored him with a Doctorate in 1999. Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. He also participated in a series of lectures in places like Calvin Institute of Worship in Michigan and Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Dr. Matsikenyiri did workshops and worship services on African Music in many churches and organizations in California, Washington, Idaho, Virginia and New York, just to name a few. Previously when Dr. Matsikenyiri was employed at Africa… Go to person page >

Translator: Dan Damon

Daniel Charles Damon (b. 1955) is an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes and is Associate Editor of Hymnody for Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Illinois. Damon is also a jazz pianist and has played in many hotels and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds degrees from Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois (BME, 1977) and Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California (MDiv, 1987). He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in the San Francisco Bay area and a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Several single-author collections of Damon's hymns have been published: Faith Will Sing (Carol Stream, 1993), The Sound of Welcome (Carol Stream, 1998), To the Thirsty… Go to person page >

Author: Abraham Maraire

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Text Information

First Line: Ngarikudzwe zuva (Lift up your voice, sing for joy)
Title: Halleluya
Original Language: Shona
Translator: Patrick Matsikenyiri
Translator: Dan Damon
Author: Abraham Maraire
Place of Origin: Zimbabwe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Halleluya, halleluya
Publication Date: 2004
Copyright: © Zimbabwe East Annual Conference; English tr. © 2004 Patrick Matsikenyiri and Dan Damon, admin. by the General Board of Global Ministries t/a GBGMusik


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