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Young Man Lyrics by Mr. Israel

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(Languages: Kalenjin, Swahili, English)

Yeah, ladies and gentlemen, This is a special dedication
To all the young men in Kenya
This is our time, we’ve got to change things here

Onge kutit ko nito, ketuiyen (This is the subject we should agree on (?))
Ile kotinye ng’olyon o (I have a word to say)
Mi chi ne acheng’e (There is someone I’m looking for)
Kainenyi keguure, young man (He’s called Young Man)
Chi chi kotinye nguvu (This person is strong)
Ak kotinye akili neo (And is very intelligent)
Lakini katinye ngolyon o ne to kimwochin (But I have a word to tell him)
Asi mait ak kimas o (So that he may not slip and fall (?))

Refrain:
Fungua macho yako, young man (Open your eyes, young man)
Tumia akili yako, young man (Use your head, young man)
Me ko ngalin chi o, young man (Let no one deceive you, young man)
Me kan kongenin chi o, young man (Let no one use you, young man)

Kingolechech chi o, nam kogoonon (Someone tries to bribe you)
Ing’enyolan tugul o, nataguyan (?)
Anin negit koet kora o, young man (?)
Ngwanyin koneran, young man (?)
Matiyan keng’alin o, young man (Don’t let yourself be deceived, young man)
Ameyan keboisienin, young man (And don’t let yourself be used, young man)
Your life is so precious, young man
And money cannot buy it o, young man

(Refrain)

Kas o weri we, young man (Listen young man)

Le bendi tach toek, young man (When you listen to [politician] talk)
Fungua akili yako, ufikirie (Use your head, and think)
Fungua macho yako, na utazame (Open your eyes and look)
Makiyundos kirugiit, Aki rib komebarkei (?)
Mengo ulie chi, young man (?)
In this world, young man
You cannot survive alone, young man

(Refrain)

No man is an island, young man
Ongibureen kalyet, young man (Let’s maintain peace, young man)
You need me, I need you
They need us, we need them
To coexist, we’ve got to be together
And to survive, we’ve got to stick together
Young man x4

(Refrain)

Chuki sio maendeleo, young man (Hatred is not progress, young man)
Wivu sio maendeleo, young man (Hate is not progress, young man)
Ili Kenya iendelee, young man (For Kenya to progress, young man)
Lazima tushirikiane, young man (We must collaborate, young man)
This is our time, young man
It is never tomorrow, young man
Tuko na uwezo, young man (We have the ability, young man)
Wa kuleta mabadiliko, young man (To bring change, young man)

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Ololo (Never) Lyrics by Emmy Kosgei

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(Sung in Kalenjin)

Wololo, ololo, olo me ya kusegong'(No, never! I will not look back)
Me ya kusegong’, asubi Jesu (I will not look back, I follow Jesus)
I fix my eyes on Jesus, no more turning back
Til o, til e, akile wololo (decide, and say no)
(repeat)

Mwae ng’olyondet kole chubot, Ne name mogombet (The word says cursed is the man that goes to plough)
ne namei mogombo, ak kokus kong’ (Who holds the plough, and looks back)
Manyolu eng’ boisio, kimwawech Jesu (He is not of value, Jesus tells us)
Ako chi ne u no, ko matilei ki (A person like that, cannot be relied on)
Lewen o, lewen, lewen eng’ u inyegei ye i gil iyai ko chula (Choose, choose wisely, and don’t be like the man)
Til o, til e, Meyai iyai ko chula (decide, don’t be like the man)

Wololo, ololo, olo me ya kusegong'(No, never! I will not look back)
Me yai kusegong’, asubi Jesu (I will not look back, I follow Jesus)
I fix my eyes on Jesus, no more turning back
Til o, til e, akile wololo (decide, and say no)
(repeat)

Ame kus kong’ ngo u Isirael,Kiutie Jehova (Don’t look back like the Israel, who forgot God)
Kiutie kayamisutik, koam indara (They forgot His promises, and missed the past)
Kobwat chebo lolosyek,che kimeto eng’ let (They thought of all the things they left behind)
Kiyem tulwet Sinai, kenyisiek artam (They remained around mt. Sinai, for 40 years)
Kigeer ak ama it, emetab kayamiset (They saw but never reached, the promised land)
Ame ngo berberin o, chebo ng’ony koresoi (So do not be deceived, by earthly desires)
Til o, til e, umetete kute murego amengong’al o (decide because like dust, they shall pass)

Wololo, ololo, olo me ya kusegong'(No, never! I will not look back)
Me ya kusegong’, asubi Jesu (I will not look back, I follow Jesus)
I fix my eyes on Jesus, no more turning back
Til o, til e, akile wololo (decide, and say no)
(repeat)

Ye me I lalang’ ak eme ikaite, kutupten Jehova
(You are neither hot nor cold, God will spit you out)
Kelen iwendi tai ilite let, ibire mark time o
(You say you’re moving forward, yet you move backwards, you’re marktiming)

Wololo, ololo, olo me ya kusegong'(No, never! I will not look back)
Me ya kusegong’, asubi Jesu (I will not look back, I follow Jesus)
I fix my eyes on Jesus, no more turning back
Til o, til e, akile wololo (decide, and say no)
(repeat)

Kaswech (Listen To Us) Lyrics by Emmy Kosgei with English Translation

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Jehova Kasweech

Chorus
Kaswech, Jehova Kaswech, (Listen to us Jehovah)
Kaswech, kaswech Sautik (Listen to our cries)
Ye kiguurin eng’ kayanet, (When we call to you in faith)
Ikaswech sautik cho (Listen to our cries)(x4)

Verse1:
Mi sigik che rirchinin Baba (There are parents crying unto you Father)
Che rirchin amu lagokwak (That cry for the sake of their children)
Che kigong’em ine bunyondet (That have been lost because of satan)
Eng’ atebe nebo ng’onyuni (Because of wordly pleasures)
Mako somanet ak magotegis (They dont go to school, nor work hard)
Jehova sorun asi malusyo (Father save them so they don’t get lost)
Amun inye itinye rirenet (Because you are merciful)
Ak mami kiy ne temenen (And there is nothing too hard for you)

Chorus

Verse 2:

Sorun emet nyo Jehova sorun bik cho (Save our nation father & our people)
Asi kotegesin kotienengei (So they acknowledge you in all their ways(?))
Bare chi tupchenyi ngobar chitab kok (brother killing brother, neighbor killing neighbor)
Ketumde korotik che matinyei lelu (Shedding innocent blood)
Kasweech laitoriat nebo kalyet,(Listen to us prince of peace)
Igonech kalyet ak nyoetab kaat(Give us peace and forgiveness)
Asi malusi bik neo chube,(So that the people will not be cursed)
Kasweech Baba kiguurin kisoe(Listen to us father we call you, we pray)

(Chorus)

Verse 3:
Kasi mosogek rirekwak (Listen to the cries of the widows)
Lagok kwananik che matinyei sigik (Orphaned children without parents)
Che kigerebe imandang’wang(whose faith has been weakened)
Ke nyalil ak makimagange kiy(They suffer and no one cares)
Kemwa ile kwandap che matinyei kwan(you said that you are the father to the fatherless)
Iman i ngotyot ak mosogek (True, you are the husband to the widows)
Kasweech baba igochi imandang’wang'(Father listen to them and bless their faith)
Amun inye matinyei kalotunet (Because you are a fair God)

(Chorus)

Toror Amu Sobei Lyrics by Emmy Kosgei

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Toror Jehova nenyo, toror toror (Glorify our Lord, Glorify Him)
Toror Jehova kwanda,toror amu sobei (Glorify Him because of our salvation)
(Repeat)

Yekingogeer boisiekab keny, torornatetab Jehova
(When we look at men of old, they Glorify the Lord)
Kole kongoi we chemalus, kongoi we chebo lamuni
(Saying Glory to the One who does not change)
Lamuni inen amu kipsenngwet ak ng’ony (The Lord of Heavens and Earth)
Toror toror, Toror inendet amu sobei (Glorify Him because of Salvation)
Toror toror jehova nenyo, toror toror (Glorify our Lord, Glorify Him)
Toror Jehova kwanda, toror amu sobei (Glorify our Lord, Because of Salvation)
I kongemwa kipnyigei o kole toror (The old tribes said Glorify Hom)

(Refrain)

Yekingo terter murenik luget, Kole kongoi chebo mirinyo
(Even the young men say thank you to our redeemer)
Kongoi chebo kipkoi o, amu kiitersei luget (Thank you to the Great one, creator of all)
Kiilasine kou Israel, Jehova nebo lugosyet (The savior of Israel, the merciful God)
Toror jehova nenyo, (Glorify our Lord)
Eng’ tuguk che echen che kiiyaiwech kemwai kele
(For every good thing you’ve done, we say)
Toror toror,Toror Jehova kwanda, toror amu sobei (Glory to you, for our salvation)
Oho toror jehova nenyo, toror toror (Glory to our Lord, Glory)
Toror Jehova kwanda, toror amu sobei (Glory to our Lord, because of our salvation)
Echen kot kabwagutikyuk baba, toror toror (All your creation sing glory to You Father)

(Refrain)

Kingo tarar asis ak kong’asis, ko lapkeit emet tugul
(The creator of the sun and the stars, and everything on earth)
Kole kongoi we asis, chepkochar chebo ingolong’
(We say thank you oh Great one)
Ne charchikei kalik tugul, Jehova nele amu asis ()
Jehova noto ne kiwote,toror, toror toror (Lord, you are the one we sing glory to)
(Refrain)
toror mami ne igusei, toror toror (Glory to you, for there’s no one like you)

(Refrain)

Mitei Lapkeiyet lyrics by Emmy Kosgei

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Verse 1:
Mitei Lapkeiyet, bandanyu tugul
Ye asirei chun che tananso
Kile Jesu, magoi abakakten
Kosu laanyun ng’olyondenyin

Chorus:
Lapkeiyet Jesu, nebo kipsengwet
Ne kigo werwo muguleldanyu
Haleluya, Abaibai mising’
Agasigei eng’ yetindenyu

Verse 2:
Nga ndami nyalil, komoswek tugul
Koma koitekta yetindenyu
Jesu ko lapkeiyetab ng’onyuni
Nekitendo inego tugul

(Chorus)

Verse 3:
Awendi konyu, nekigochabwa
Alosunoti, eng’ bandanyu
O boiboyet eng’ muguleldanyu
Amu ne lapkeiyet ak chamyet

(chorus)(repeat twice)

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