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Tom Colvin

Short Name: Tom Colvin
Full Name: Colvin, Tom, 1925-2000
Birth Year: 1925
Death Year: 2000

Tom Colvin (b. 1925; d. 2000) was trained as an engineer and worked in that profession in Burma and Singa­pore from 1945 to 1948. After studying theology at Trinity College, Glasgow University, he was ordained in the Church of Scotland in 1954. He served as missionary in Nyasa­land (now Malawi) from 1954 to 1958, in Ghana from 1958 to 1964, and again in Nyasa­land from 1964 to 1974. His work there included preaching, education, and community development. After completing his missionary work, Colvin became a minister in the United Reformed Church of England and served an inner-city church in London. He returned to Africa in 1984 as a development consultant to the Zimbabwe Christian Council. Colvin's writings include Christ's Work in Free Africa (1964) and three collections of hymns, many written in collaboration with African Christians–Free to Serve (1966), Leap My Soul (1976), and Fill Us with Your Love (1983).

Bert Polman


Texts by Tom Colvin (71)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A holy baby is born in Judah's BethlehemTom Colvin (Author)3
A sus amigos él sirveTom Colvin (Author)Spanish2
As a mother for her childrenTom Colvin (Author)English2
Awake, there! arise, there!Tom Colvin (Author)2
Be merciful to us,dear GodTom Colvin (Author)English2
Beat the drums of welcomeTom Colvin (Author)2
Behold the holy Lamb of God!Tom Colvin (Adapter)English4
Bless the Lord, O my soul, Bless the Lord, O my soul, With all my life and all my powersTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
Brothers, come, and let us sing to Christ todayTom Colvin (Author)English2
Chiuta is our sure defenseTomColvin (Author)English2
Christ the Lord is ris'n! Christ the Lord is ris'n, JesuTom Colvin, 1925-2000 (Author)English10
Christ the workerTom Colvin (Adapter)4
Christ Yesu was born at a Bethlehem innTom Colvin (Author)English3
Come along and join us of the ChurchTom Colvin (Author)English2
Come, let us seek our God's protectionTom Colvin (1925-2000) (Author)4
Come, let us walk this road togetherTom Colvin (Author)English3
Come now, Holy Spirit, come and help usTom Colvin (Author)English2
Come now to Jesu, He is calling youTom Colvin (Author)English2
Come, O Spirit of our GodTom Colvin (Author)English2
Cristo se baja a la varTom Colvin (Author)Spanish2
Crowds followed Yesu to the hillsTom Colvin (Author)2
Everyone's rejoicingTom Colvin (Author)English3
Gift of God to humankindTom Colvin (Author)2
Glorious light has dawned for usTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
God grant that we may be transformedTom Colvin (Author)English2
God our Father sent JesuTom Colvin (Translator)English4
God sends us his Spirit to befriend and help usTom Colvin, 1925-2000 (Author)English13
God, we pray, here in your sightTom Colvin (Adapter)2
God's home is here with humankindTom Colvin (Author)English2
Great ChiutaTom Colvin (Adapter)2
"He must die or all will perish"Tom Colvin (Author)English2
Help us, Christ, to be peace-makersColvin (Author)English3
His battle ended there, death was overcomeTom Colvin (Author)6
His light now shines in the darknessTom Colvin (Author)English2
Holy God, almighty LordTom Colvin (Author)English2
Humbly in your sight we come together, LordTom Colvin (1925-2000) (Translator)English12
If it's peace you long for, friendsTom Colvin (Author)English2
In Bethlehem of Judah, among the very poorTom Colvin (Author)English2
Jesu calls youTom Colvin (Translator)English2
Jesu came and laid down His life for usTom Colvin (Author)English2
Just as a lamb is led to the slaughterTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
Kneels at the feet of his friendsTom Colvin (Translator)English59
Leap, leap my soul, leap leap, my soulTom Colvin (Adapter)English3
Let the world unite and singTom Colvin (Adapter)English3
Let us thank Him, the God who loves usTom Colvin (Author)English2
Life of the world, with you there's hopeTom Colvin (Author)English2
Night has fallen, night has fallenTom Colvin (Translator)English11
Our Lord Jesu was one of our kindTom Colvin (Author)English2
Our Master, our JesuTom Colvin (Author)English2
Our troubles do aboundTom Colvin (Author)English2
People of the marshes, dancing, singingTom Colvin (Author)English2
Praise the Lord on this Sunday morningTom Colvin (Author)English2
Should we accept that evil meansTom Colvin (Author)English2
Sing welcome to our SaviorTom Colvin (Author)English3
Te arrodillaste a los piesTom Colvin (Author)Spanish6
To loving Yesu, our dearest friendTom Colvin (Author)English2
We may choose to walk through this world aloneTom Colvin (Author)English3
We now thank You, Holy lordTom Colvin (Adapter)English4
We remember you, our YesuTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
We worship you, LordTom Colvin (Author)English2
We're glad that we belong to youTom Colvin (Author)English2
What shall we call himTom Colvin (Author)English15
What we have is freedomTom Colvin (Author)English2
When our Savior Yesu went awayTom Colvin, 1925-2000 (Adapter)English8
Yesu bids us work for peace and justiceTom Colvin (Author)English2
Yesu born in BethlehemTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
Yesu, our child at home lies dyingTom Colvin (Author)English2
Yesu's calling, Yesu's calling all you mothersTom Colvin (Adapter)English2
You fathers hereTom Colvin (Translator)English2
You Israel, return nowTom Colvin (Author)English2
You who wait to see a kingTom Colvin (Author)English2
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