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Usiku Mtakatifu (O Holy Night) Lyrics by Reuben Kigame and Gloria Muliro

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(Sung in Swahili – A Hymn)See notes below

Usiku mtakatifu, nyota zameremermeta
(Oh Holy night, the stars are brightly shining)
Ni usiku wa kuzawa mwokozi
(It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth)
Dunia yote, kwa dhambi ilizama
(Long lay the world in sin and error pining)
Hadi Yesu kaja kutuokoa
(Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth)
Tunaiingia ya kusisimua kote
(A thrill of hope – the weary world rejoices)
Utukufu wake wachomoza

Tumsujudu, sikia malaika
(Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices)
Usiku mkuu, wa kuzaliwa Yesu Kristo
(O night divine, O night when Christ was born)
Usiku mkuu, usiku mtakatifu
(O night, O holy night, O night divine!)

Kweli ametufunza sote kupendana
(Truly He taught us to love one another)
Injili yake ni amani (His gospel is peace)
Minyororo yote ya utumwa imevunjwa
(Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother)
Kwa jina lake tutapata uhuru
(And in His name all oppression shall cease)
Tenzi tamu wa pamoja twainua
(Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we)
Tumsifu kwa roho zetu zote
(Let all within us praise His holy name)
Yesu ni Bwana, milele tumsifu
(Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever)
Tutangaze uweza na utukufu wake
(His Power and Glory evermore proclaim)
Tutangaze uweza na utukufu wake
(His Power and Glory evermore proclaim)

Tumsujudu, sikia malaika
(Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices)
Usiku mkuu, wa kuzaliwa Yesu Kristo
(O night divine, O night when Christ was born)
Usiku mkuu, usiku mtakatifu
(O night, O holy night, O night divine!)

(Notes: The Swahili lyrics do not translate completely to the h ones, but the singers wanted to convey meaningful translation of the Hymn in Swahili – this is why we have the original English lyrics instead of re-translating the Swahili ones back to English)

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My Trust is in You Lyrics by David “G”

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(Languages: English, Yoruba)

Lion of Judah, my trust is in You
Ancient of Days, my trust is in You
I AM that I AM God, my trust is in You
Lily of the Valley, my trust is in You
I put them all on You, my trust is in You x4

Isi iyi nke ndu (The stream of life), my trust is in You
Oyigiyigi Baba (The Solid Rock, My Father), my trust is in You
Seriki dunia (Master of the Universe), my trust is in You
Ahu….

Master of the universe, my trust is in You
My miracle working God, my trust is in You
King of Glory, my trust is in You
Obadabada (Massive God) my Father, my trust is in You
I put them all in You, my trust is in You x4

Kabiye Osi Baba Kabiyesi (Almighty God, my Father), my trust is in You
I put them all in You, my trust is in You x4

You Love Me Lyrics By Mahalia Buchanan

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Your Love is greater
Your Love captured me,
Covering Me, Oh God
I am secure in Your Love (Repeat)

Who loves like You, Lord?
Beyond my thoughts
You still choose me,
Each day, oh God for
Your Love is stronger
Your Love is better

You love me! x2
And I’m so amazed! (Repeat)

(When I am weak) You keep me,
Growing stronger
And I am so amazed (Repeat)

Ngiyabonga (Thank You)
Ngothando lungaka (Your Love is amazing)
Msindisi wam’ (Oh My Savior) (Repeat)

Ngiyabonga! Jesu Wami (Thank You, My Jesus) (x?)
Ngiyaboga! (Thank You)

You are God Lyrics by Segun Ajuwon

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Verse:
God of the breakthrough
God of signs and wonders
Oh yes, you are God
Majestic In Power,
Glorious in splendor
Oh yes, you are God (Repeat)

Chorus:

God is a miracle worker
God is a glorious God (repeat)

(Verse) + (Chorus)

You can make a way where there’s no way (x3)
You are God (Repeat)

(Chorus)

Dans Mon âme un Beau Soleil Brille (My Soul in Glorious Sunshine) by S.Demrey & J.Lahaie

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Chorus:
Oh quel beau soleil dans mon âme! (Oh what a beautiful sunshine in my soul!)
Il éclaire, illumine tout. (It brightens, illuminates everything.)
À ses rayons mon coeur s’enflamme, (And It’s rays warms my heart)
Et je vais chantant partout. (And I am singing everywhere)

Dans mon âme un beau soleil brille; (My soul in glorious sunshine)
Son rayon doux et joyeux (It’s radius sweet and joyful)
Répand un éclat qui scintille; (Spreading a glittering glow;)
C’est le sourire de Dieu. (It is the smile of God.)

(Chorus)

Mon coeur était plein de ténèbres (My heart was full of darkness)
Quand parut un jour nouveau, (When one day the light appeared)
Au loin fuyez, ombres funèbres, (And the shadows fled)
Devant un soleil si beau! (Before the sun – so beautiful!)

(Chorus)

Gloire à Dieu! Gloire à Dieu! (To God be the glory, to God be the glory)
Que ce chant retentisse en tout lieu! (The song is heard everywhere)

Baba Yetu (Our Father) By Christopher Tin and Soweto Gospel Choir

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(Sung in Swahili) – A Variation of the Lord’s Prayer from Mathew 6:9-13

Verse 1:
Baba yetu yetu uliye mbinguni, Yetu yetu Amina
(Our father in heaven, our Amen)
Baba yetu yetu uliye – jina lako litukuzwe
(Our father hallowed be your name)
Baba yetu yetu uliye mbinguni, Yetu yetu Amina
(Our father in heaven, our Amen)
Baba yetu yetu uliye – jina lako litukuzwe
(Our father hallowed be your name)

Verse 2:
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)

(repeat Verse 1)

Bridge:
Ufalme wako ufike Utakalo
(Your kingdom come and your will)
lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. Amina
(be done on earth as in heaven. Amen)

(repeat Verse 1)

(repeat Verse 2)

Eh Yahweh Kumama (Glorify the Lord) Lyrics by Adorons l’eternel (Gael)

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[Youtube link for Benjamin Dube’s (English) version]
(Sung in Lingala)

Tongo etana, butu eyinda eh (The Dawn is breaking, wake up)
Kembo na nzambe, etondi mokili iii (God’s glory, is going around the world)
Batunaka ngai, wapi nzambe na yo (The world asks me, where is your God?)
Nzambe na ngai, afandi na nkembo o okumama yahweh (I say my God is seated in glory, Oh Yahweh, be praised!)

Chorus:
Eh Yahweh, eh yahweh kumama (kumama yahweh) (Yahweh be praised)
Eh yahweh, eh yahweh kumama (oh kumama yahweh) (Yahweh be praised)
eh yahweh eh yahweh kumama (Yahweh be praised)
eh yahweh eh yahweh kumama (Yahweh be praised)

Na mokilli batunaka ngai, wapi nzambe na yo (I was asked, where is your God?)
Nayanoli na lolendo, avandi na nkembo (And with pride, I replied that He lives in glory)
Engambe mobali, nzambe oyo azongaka sima te (He is valiant, this God who will stop at nothing)
Tika na netola yo, makasi na ngai  (The let me magnify Him, for He is my strength)

(Chorus)

Wuta na yeba masiya, posa ya mokili esila ngai (As I know the Messiah, I’m not attracted by this world)
namela may’a bomoyi, azipa libulu’a motema (I drank the water of life and the emptiness in my heart was filled)
natika koluka luka bipayi binso, nazua oyo ya motuya (I will stop searching , for I found my treasure)
pauni na ngai ya talo, masiya Yesu na ngai (My treasure and my precious stones, is my Lord Jesus Christ)

(Chorus)

Nzamb’eyo baluba babengi panda njila, akelaka nzela ata n’ebale
(This God that the Baluba (tribe) call “Panda Njila,” (the God) who creates a road even through a sea (river))
soki okome na suka, tshela nde yesu motema
(When you feel has exhausted and no hope, it is in Him that you must put all your faith)
moning’oy’akosaka te, asalaka te pe te proud
(He is the friend who never betrays and is always available when needed)
Luka ye butua pe moyi, aza n’eyano na yo oh kumama yahweh eeh
(Seeking from morning till evening, he has the solution your problem)

(Chorus)

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