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Umejua Kunifurahisha (You Give Me Joy) Lyrics by Joel Lwaga ft. Chris Shalom

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(Languages: English, Swahili)

Refrain:
Baba, umejua kunifurahisha
(Father, You know how to give me joy)
Baba, umenifuta machozi
(Father, You have wiped away my tears)
Daddy Oh, umejua kunifurahisha
(Daddy oh, You know how to give me joy)
Baba, nitakusifu milele
(Father, I will praise You forever) (Repeat)

Umerudisha tabasamu langu, usoni
(You have restored the smile on my face)
Umerejesha na furaha yangu, moyoni
(You have restored the joy in my heart)
Umenijubu kwa wakati, isiyo gani?
(You have answered me in times not known)
Baba umejua kunifurahisha
(Father You give me joy)
Niliyeitwa laana, nimefanyika baraka
(I was called a curse, I am now a blessing)
Niliyeoneka sifai, umeniheshimisha
(I was seen as useless, You have honored me)
Umenipa sababu ya kujidai, na kukutukuza
(You have given me a reason to boast and to worship You)
Baba, umejua kunifurahisha
(Father, You know how to give me joy)

(Refrain)

Father to the fatherless, look what You’ve done for me
You’ve done for me
You’ve wiped the tears from my eyes, Lord
You looked what You’ve
The chains and the shackles that held me bound
You have cut it away
Oh what a life, beautiful life You’ve given me
Baba, umejua kunifurahisha
(Father You give me joy)
Baba, nitakusifu milele
(Father I will praise You forever)

(Refrain)

Umejua kunifurahisha, Baba oh
(Oh Father You know how to give me joy)
Baba umejua kunifurahisha, Baba oh
(Father You give me joy)
My mother couldn’t do it, Baba oh
My father couldn’t do it, Baba oh
Daddy Oh, umejua kunifurahisha
(Daddy oh, You know how to give me joy)

You picked me up from the miry clay, Baba oh
and set my feet on the rock to stay, Baba oh
Kweli umeondoa aibu yangu, Baba oh
(Truly You have removed my shame)
No one can do the things you do Jesus, Baba oh
Daddy Oh, umejua kunifurahisha
(Daddy oh, You know how to give me joy)

Amani yako imenihifadhi Baba, Baba oh
(Your peace has kept me, Oh Father)
Kweli umejua kunifurahisha, Baba ooh
(Truly You give me joy)
Oh, Baba oh
Daddy Oh, umejua kunifurahisha
(Daddy oh, You know how to give me joy)

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Yote Mema (All Good) Lyrics by Joel Lwaga

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(Sung in Swahili)

Mema (Good) x4 (Repeat)

Ni rahisi kukusifu (It is easy to praise You)
Wakati wa mazuri (In good times)
Ni rahisi kukushukuru (It is easy to thank You)
Yanapotokea mema (When good happens)
Ila ni ngumu kuamini (But it is difficult to believe)
Kuwa hata na magumu (To be in tough times)
Nawe Mungu umeyaruhusu (God You have allowed them)
Kwa kuniwazia mema (For thinking well of me)

Refrain 1:
Umeruhusu mazuri (You have permitted good)
nifurahi tena nikushukuru (For me to rejoice and to be thankful)
Na mabaya ili niwe hodari (And bad times that I may be strong)
Na tena nikusifu (And to praise You as well)
Mbele umeniwekea fahari (You have saved my triumph for me)
Haya ni ya muda tu (This is only temporary)
Macho yangu yatazama mbali (My eyes see ahead)
Uliko utukufu (Where there is holiness)

Refrain 2:
Yote mema (It is all well) x2
Hata magumu yana sababu (Even my difficulty has a reason)
Yote mema (It is all well) x2
Sitala humu, sitakufuru (I shall not eat here, I shall not blaspheme)

Sasa nimejua kuwa (I have now understood)
Wewe uliyenipa samaki (That the one who provides fish for me)
Ndiwe pia umetaka wakati mwingine (You also want other times )
Nipate nyoka (To receive a snake)
Tena nimejua kuwa wewe (I have also understood that You)
Uliyenipa mkate (Who provided bread for me)
Ndiwe pia umetaka (You are the same who wants)
Wakati mwingine nipate jiwe (For me to receive stones some times)

(Refrain 1 + 2)

Nimejifunza kuwa na shibe tena (I have taught myself to be satisfied again)
Nimeju kuwa na njaa tena (I have taught myself to be hungry again)
Kuwa nacho hata kutokuwa nacho (To have and not to have)
Najua yote yanafanya kazi (I know that all have a purpose)
Ili kunipatia mema (For good for me)
Yamefanyika kama ngazi iiamini kupanda (They have been fashioned like a ladder to be climbed by faith)

(Refrain 2)

Mema (It is well) x4 (Repeat)

Sitabaki Nilivyo (I Shall Not Remain The Same) Lyrics by Joel Lwaga

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(Sung in Swahili)

Maisha haya, ninapita tu
(I am only passing through this life)
Hali hii ya sasa ni kwa muda tu
(My present condition is only for a time)
Ushindi wangu, U karibu nami (My victory is close)
Mtetezi wangu, yu hai (Because my Defendeer lives)

Refrain:
Sitabaki kama nilivyo
(I shall not remain the same) x4

Silalamiki, wala sikufuru
(I do not complain, nor do I blaspheme)
Najua ni darasa napitishwa
(I know it is a trial I am put through)
Imani yangu ipo kwenye kipimo
(My Faith is is being measured on a scale)
Najua nitapita tu (I know I shall prevail)
Sitamani za wengine wala sijilinganishi
(I do not desire others’, neither do I compare myself)
Najua wakati wangu upo (I know my time is coming)
Siogopeswhi na mapito ninayoyapitia
(I am not afraid of my trials)
Namwamini yule aliyeruhusu nipite
(For I trust He who allowed I pass through this)

(Refrain)

Mtetezi wangu (My Defender lives)
Yu hai (Yu hai) (Lives (is alive)) x3 (Repeat)
Sitabaki kama nilivyo (I shall remain as I am) (Repeat)

(Refrain)

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