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U mwendo Gani Nyumbani? (How Far from Home?) Lyrics – A Hymn

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(Sung in Swahili – A Hymn)See Notes below

U mwendo gani nyumbani? (How Far from Home?)
Mlinzi akanijibu (The watchman spake)
“Usiku sasa waisha (“The long, dark night is almost gone)
Macheo karibu (The morning soon will brea.)
Usihuzunike tena (Then weep no more)
Bali ulemee mwendo (But speed thy flight)
Hata ushike ufalme (Till thou shalt reach the realms of light)
Kule mwangani juu (In everlasting day)
Na tena niliuliza (I asked again)
Nchi yote ikajibu (The earth with one voice, made reply)
“Sasa mwendo watimia (“Time’s wasting sands are nearly run)
Milele karibu (Eternity is nigh)
Usihuzunike tena (Then weep no more)
Ishara kuu zasonga (Portentous sights are thick’ning round)
Na viumbe vyangojea (The whole creation, waiting, groans)
Sauti ya Bwana (To hear the trumpet sound)

Nikamuuliza shujaa (I asked the warrior on the field)
Ndivyo kanitia moyo (This was his soul-inspiring song)
“Shikilia mapigano (“With courage bold, the sword I’ll wield)
Kitambo yaisha (The battle is not long)
Usihuzinike tena (Then weep no more)
Kazi ifanywe kwa moyo ( But well endure the conflict)
Tumeahidiwa na tunu (For this we know, the prize is sure,)
Tuishaposhinda” (When victory is won.”)

Siyo mbali na nyumbani (Not far from home! )
Fikara tamu njiani (O blessed thought!)
Latupoza roho nalo (The trav’ler’s lonely heart to cheer)
Lafuta machozi (Which dried the mourner’s tear )
Usihuzunike tena (Then weep no more)
Kitambo tutakutana (Since we shall meet)
Wenye furaha kamili (Our joys complete)
Nyumbani mwa Baba (Safe in our Father’s home)

Usihuzunike tena(Then weep no more)
Kitambo tutakutana (Since we shall meet)
Wenye furaha kamili(Our joys complete)
Nyumbani mwa Baba (Safe in our Father’s home)

Notes:
The English Hymn was modified to match the Swahili translation.
Original Hymn Lyrics by Annie Rebekah Smith (1853)

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Mwaminifu (Faithful) Lyrics by Paul Clement

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(Sung in Swahili)

Una wasiwasi, hofu na mashaka (You are anxious, fearful and doubful)
Unahisi moyoni kama Mungu kakuacha (You feel as if God has abandoned you)
Mara unaona hausongei, wala huendelei (You see that you are not advancing)
Uko pale pale kila siku (But remain in place every day)
Uko vile vile (You are how you were) (Repeat)

Mungu aliyeanzisha safari tena ataimaliza (The God who started your journey will complete it)
Na ahadi zote alizosema yeye atazitimiza (He will fulfill all the promises that He made)
Mara alikujua kabla haujajijua, kabla hujazaliwa (For He knew You before You knew yourself, before you were born)

Mungu hawezi kukuacha njiani (God will not abandon you on the way)
Safari yako alianzisha mwenyewe (He is the one who started You on your journey)
Asingetaka angekuacha mwanzoni (If He didn’t want, He would’ve abandoned you at the beginning)
Unakokwenda yeye anajua (He knows where you are headed) (Repeat)

Ulikotoka unakokwenda (Anaijua) (Where you are from, where you are headed (he knows))
Anajua, Anajua (He knows, he knows)
Atainyosha njia yako (He will straighten your paths)
Haina mabonde (kweli), Haina vikwazo (dhiki) (So that it would not have hills, barriers and tribulations)
Atainyosha njia yako (He shall straighten your paths)

Asante (Thank You) Lyrics by Walter Chilambo

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(Sung in Swahili)

Asante Mungu, wewe ni mwema (Thank You God, You are good)
Umenipa uzima, na kunipenda (You have given me life and loved me)
Moyoni mwangu nina amani tena (I have peace in my heart once again)
Nimeacha yote niliyoyatenda (I have abandon all I did before)

Nimeamua nikufuate maana we ni salama (I have resolved to follow you for You are a refuge)
Mbele yako najinyenyekeza eh Mungu wa huruma (I humble myself before you, Oh God of Mercy)
Nimeamua nikufuate kwa maana we ni salama (I have resolved to follow you for You are a refuge)
Nang’ang’ania nisikuache Mungu wangu (I struggle that I may not abandon you My God)

Response: Oh Mungu (Oh God)
Asante kwa kunipenda (Thank You for loving me)
Asante kwa kunilinda (Thank You for protecting me)
Milele nitaimba sifa zako (I will forever sing Your Praises)

Niende wapi, niukimbie uso wako? (Where can I go to run away from Your presence?)
Niende wapi, nijiepushe na roho yako (Where can I go to hide from Your Spirit?)
Kwako Bwana, Bwana umenichunguza na kunijua (In You Lord: You have searched me and known me)
Nakushukuru kwa wema wema wako Bwana (Lord I thank You for Your Goodness)

Unilinde na mabaya yote yasinipitie (Protect me that I may not encounter evil)
Unioshe Bwana, kwa damu yako nisiangammie (Wash me Lord, with your blood that I should not perish)
Unilinde na mabaya yote yasinipitie (Protect me that I may not encounter evil)
Unioshe Bwana, kwa damu yako nisiangammie (Wash me Lord, with your blood that I should not perish)

Asante, asante, asante (Thank You, thank You, thank You)
Bwana Asante, asante Bwana (Lord thank You, thank You Lord)
Kwa kunipenda (For loving me)

(Refrain)

Asante, asante, asante (Thank You, thank You, thank You)
Mungu wangu (My God) (Repeat)

Nitendee (Do Unto Me) Lyrics by Christina Shusho

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(Sung in Swahili)

Refrain:
Nitendee (Do unto me) x4
Nitendee, Nitendee eh Bwana (Do unto me, Lord)
Nitendee, Nitendee (Do unto me)

Nitendee Bwana (Do unto me Lord) x2
Nitendee nalia, nangoja (Do unto me I cry, I wait)
Nitendee, Nitendee (Do unto me)

Response: Refrain
Nitendee, Bwana tenda (Do unto me, Lord do it)
Usinyamaze (Do not be silent)
Nitendee, Bwana tenda (Do unto me, Lord do it)
Kesi yangu ya dharura, nitendee (My immediate case, do it)
Bwana tenda (Lord do it)
Bwana usikwawie, nitendee (Lord do not tarry, do unto me)
Daima uniokoe, eh Bwana (Forever save me, oh LOrd)
Fanya haraka nisaidie, eh Bwana (Hurry and help me, Oh Lord)
Adui animezea mate, eh Yesu (The enemy desires me, Oh Jesus)
Ataka kuniangamiza, eh Bwana (He wants to destroy me, Oh Lord)

Wewe mzee wa siku, naomba usikawie Yesu (Master of Time, Jesus I pray do not delay)
Nitendee, Nitendee, eh Bwana nitendee (Do unto me, Oh Lord, do unto me)
Njoo unifute machozi, Yesu unipe kicheko (Come and wipe my tears, Jesus grant me laughter)
Nitendee, Nitendee, Nitendee Bwana Nitendee, (Do unto me, Lord, do unto me)

(Refrain)

Response:Refrain
Bwana nitendee (Lord do unto me)
Nina imani nawe eh Bwana (I have faith in You Lord)
Hali yangu mashakani, eh Bwana (My situation is troublesome, Lord)
Uko wapi nisikie, eh Bwana (Where are you, Hear me Lord)
Ushike mkono wangu, eh Bwana (Hold my Hands, Oh Lord)
Nione uso wako, eh Yesu (Jesus let me see Your face)
Bwana usikawie, eh Bwana (Lord do not tarry, Oh Lord)
Njoo upesi uniokoe, eh Yesu (Come quickly and save me, Oh Jesus)

Response: Yesu Yesu Yesu (Jesus, Jesus, Jesus)
Yesu Yesu Yesu (Jesus Jesus Jesus)
Aye Aye (Yes, yes)
Ni mzuri sana (He is Good)
Yeye anaweza (He is able)
Yeye ana nguvu (He is Mighty)
Aye, aye (Yes, yes)
Yesu, Yesu, Yesu (Jesus, Jesus, Jesus)

Mwite (Yesu) (Call Him (Jesus))
Nani (Yesu) (Who?(Jesus))
Aye Aye (Yes Yes)
Piga kigelegele (Make some noise)

(Refrain)

 

Moyo Wangu (My Heart) Lyrics by Dr Ipyana ft. Goodluck

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(Sung in Swahili)

Refrain:
Moyo wangu hauwezi (My soul/heart cannot)
Kukusifu kweli (Truly praise you)
Ila sifa zangu hizi (But here are my praises)
Bwana zikubali (Father accept them) (Repeat)

Hata ndimi elfu (Even a thousand times)
Hazitoshi kamwe (Are not enough)
Kukusifu kweli (To praise You in truth)
Kwa mapendo yako (For Your deeds) (Repeat)

(Refrain)

Ametenda/Amefanya (He has done)
Tena ametenda/amefanya (Once again, He has done) (Repeat)

Haleluya, Haleluya (Hallelujah)
Haleluya, Hale Haleluya (Hallelujah) (Repeat)

(Refrain)

Usife Moyo (Do Not Give Up) Lyrics by Beatrice Mwaipaja and Frank Mwangoka

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(Sung in Swahili)

Shida na raha binadamu sisi zote tunapitia (As humans we pass through joy and grief)
Ila shida ikizidi (Though when trouble overwhelms us)
Majaribu yanakuwa mengi (Temptations abound)
Wakati mwingine unaweza kufikiri (At times you may think)
Kwamba mungu hakuoni (That God does no see you)
Jinsi unavyopata taabu (How you are passing through misery)
Wakati mwingine unaweza kufikiri (Other times you may think)
Kwamba Mungu hakuoni (That God does not see you)
Ndoa yako inavyoingia doa (And how your marriage is in trouble)

Unaweza kwenda mbele zaidi (You can go far thinking)
Hivi kweli Mungu yupo (and doubting if truly God is there)
Mbona mimi hanisaidii? (Why does He not help me?)
Mara ukaacha na kusali (And you stopped praying)
Na ukahama makanisa (And you left church)
Kwa kuikosa imani (For lack of faith)
Mara ukaacha na kusali (You then stopped praying)
Na ukahama wachungaji (And left your pastors)
Kwa kuikosa imani (For lack of faith)

Mungu yupo, asikia maombi yako (But God is here, he listens to your prayers)
Endelea kumwomba yeye, utapata majibu yako (Continue to pray, You will receive your answers)
(Repeat)

Iko siku na saa iliyoandaliwa kwa ajili yako (There is a day prepared for you) x2
We Usife moyo, we usife moyo (Do not give up, do not lose heart)
Endelea kumwomba yeye, utapata majibu yako (Continue to pray to Him, you will receive your answers)
We Usife moyo, we usife moyo (Do not give up, do not lose hope)
Endelea kumwomba yeye, aijuaye kalenda (Continue to pray to Him who knows the time)

(We) Usife moyo, wakati wako bado (Do not lose heart, your time has not arrived)
Pale unapokataa tamaa (Where you lose hope)
Ndipo hapo Mungu yupo (That is where God is)
Mungu yupo, asikia maombi yako (God is there, He listens to Your prayers)
Endelea kumwomba yeye (Continue to pray to Him)
Utapata majibu yako (You will soon receive your answers) (Repeat)

Ameyatenga majiri, kwa sababu zake (He has set aside time for His cause)
Na kwa utukufu wake, Baba (And for His Glory, as the Father)
Majira ya kulia (Times of tears)
Na majira ya kucheka (And times of laughter)
Kwa makusudi yake (For His purposes)

Kwa nini ukate tamaa (Why should you give up)
Kwa sababu leo (Because today)
Unapitia wakati mgumu? (You are going through troubled times?)
Kwa nini urudi nyuma wewe (Why should you backslide)
Kwa sababu leo (Because today)
Mi majira yako ya kusubiri? (Is your time of wait?)
Kwayo majira ya kusubiri (In the time of waiting)
Mungu anataka kujitolea utukufu (God wants to glorify Himsekf)
Kwa wakati unaolia, (In the times of your tears)
Huo ni wakati wa Mungu (That is the time of God)
Wa kupata heshima yake (To receive His Honor)
Jua ni kwa muda tu unalia (Know that weeping is only for a while)
Jua ni kwa muda tu unasubiri (Know that waiting is just for a time)
Ooh atatenda (Oh, He will do it)

(Refrain)

Mpenzi wa Roho Yangu (Lover of my Soul) Lyrics by Beatrice Mwaipaja

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(Sung in Swahili)

Yeye aliyeuteka moyo wangu (The one who captured my soul)
Yeye aliyeujaa moyo wangu (The one who has filled my spirit)
Yeye aliyeifia nafsi yangu mimi (The one who died for me)
Nimekaa natafakari juu ya pendo la kweli (I have reflected on His true Love)
Ninalolipata kwake (That I received from Him)
Nimekaa najiuliza juu ya pendo la kweli (I have sat and reflected on His true Love)
Analonionyesha kwangu, Mungu (That God has shown me)

Aliyebadilisha maisha yangu (The one who changed my life)
Anayepigana na adui zangu (The one who fought against my enemies)
Aliyeweka amani moyoni mwangu (The one who places peace in my heart)
Sitamani mwingine (I desire no other) (Repeat)

Maumivu alinifutia (He wiped my grief)
Kwa maneno ya upendo (With his loving words)
Msalabani alinifia (He died on the cross for me)
Nitampenda milele (I will love Him forever) (Repeat)

Refrain:
Response: Wa roho yangu ni Mungu (Of my Soul is God)
Mpenzi wa roho yangu ni Mungu x4 (The lover of my soul is the Lord)
Wa roho yangu ni Mungu, mimi (Of my soul, mine)
(Repeat)

Thamani ya maisha yangu, anayeijua niye (Only He knows the value of my life)
Thamani ya uzima wangu, anayeijua niye (Only He knows the value of my life)
Gharama ya wokovu wangu, anayeijua niye (Only he knows the cost of my salvation)
Ukiniona nina furaha, yeye furaha yangu (When you see me joyful, He is my joy)
Ukiniona nina uzima, yeye uzima wangu (When you see me alive, He is my life)
Mpenzi wangu, mimi (My Love)

Ananipenda, nami nampenda (He loves me and I love Him)
Ananipenda, tunapendana (He loves me, we love each other)
Nani kama yeye, Mungu hakuna kama ye
(Who is like Him? God there is no one like Him)
Ana pendo la kweli, pendo lake halichuji
(He has true Love: His love does not discriminate)
Ananipenda, nami nampenda (He loves me, and I love Him)
Yupo karibu nami, majira yote (He is near to me all the time)
Tena zaidi hata ya nguo niliyovaa (Closer than even the clothes I wear)

Kwenye ndibwi la penzi lake, sijawahi kujutia
(In the lake of His Love, I have never regretted)
Nimezama kwa pendo lake, ili nisije jutia
(I have sunk into His Love, that I may never regret it)
Ananipenda sana ye, mpenzi wangu
(He loves me so, my Love)
Ninampenda sana ye, mpenzi wa roho yangu
(I love Him so, the lover of my soul)
(Repeat)

(Refrain)

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