Monday, March 9, 2015

Singing AFRICAN Songs of Priase

 
These are some of my FAVORITE African songs of priase.  The first one,  Siyahamba, is very special to me.  It brings back memories of a time, some 10 years ago when my friend from Zimbabwe, Sphumizewe, taught me the song and we sang it together at church. The congregation enjoyed it so much and joined with us.  Lovely, Beautiful song....
 
 
 
Siyahamba
 
 
Siyahambe ekukhanyen kwenkhos
(We are marching in the light of God)

Siyahambe ekukhanyen kwenkhos
(We are marching in the light of God)

Siyahambe ekukhanyen kwenkhos
(We are marching in the light of God)

Siyahamb' ekukhanyen kwen-
Khanyen' kwenkhos,
(We are marching in the light of, light of God)

Siyahamba, hamba,
Siyahamba, hamba,
(We are marching, marching)
(We are marching, marching
)

Siyahamb' ekukhanyen' kwen-,
Khanyen' kwenkhos'.
(We are marching in the light of, light of God)
 
 
 
 
 
Baba Yetu
A Variation of the Lord’s Prayer- In Swahili
 
Baba yetu yetu uliye mbinguni, Yetu yetu Amina
Baba yetu yetu uliye – jina lako litukuzwe
(Our father in heaven, our Amen)
(Our father hallowed be your name)

Utupe leo chakula chetu,
(Give us this day our daily bread)

Tunachohitaji utusamehe makosa yetu Eh!
(That we need – forgive us our sins Eh!)

Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe wale walitukusea
(As we forgive those who sin against us)

Usitutie katika majaribu bakini
(Lead us not into temptation but)

utuokoe na yule muovu we milele
(Deliver us from the evil one forever)
 
Ufalme wako ufike Utakalo
(Your kingdom come and your will)

lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. Amina
(be done on earth as in heaven. Amen)
 
 
 
 
  Soon and Very Soon
 
Brenda Fassie
 

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the selections Beauty. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this.

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