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Bawo, Thixo Somandla (Father, God Almighty)

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(Sung in Xhosa)

Bawo, Thixo Somandla, (Father, God Almighty)
Buyinton’ ubugwenxa bam? (What are our sins)
Azi senzen’ ebusweni beNkosi, (What have we wronged you, Lord)
Bawo, Thixo Somandla? (Father, God Almighty)

Azi senzeni na? (What have we done?) x2
Azi senzeni Nkosi yam, (What have we done, My Lord?)
Sigqibana nje! (That we kill each other thus!)

Emhlaben’ (This world)
Sibuthwel’ ubunzima (Is full of troubles) x2
Bawo, Thixo Somandla. (Father, God Almighty)

Mayedlule lendebe (May this cup pass from us), x2
Azi senzeni Nkosi yam (What have we dome My Lord),
Sigqibana nje (That We kill each other thus)!

Ndnesingqala (I have a continuous cry)
Enhliziyweni yam (Inside my heart)
Ndisolokho ndisitsho “Mngci! (I keep saying “Truly)
Ayidlule lendebe, (May this cup pass from us)
Bawo, Thixo Somandla”. (Father, God Almighty”)

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Lizalise (Promise) Choral Lyrics by Lejwe la Motheo

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(Old Xhosa Hymn)

Thixo Lizalis’idinga lakho, (Lord, fullfil your promise)
Thixo Nkosi yenyaniso (Lord, our truthful God)
Zonk’intlanga, zonk’izizwe (that every clan and every nation)
Ma zizuze usindiso (should attain salvation)
(Repeat)

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