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Eli (The Gospel) Lyrics by Soweto Gospel Choir

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(Sung in Xhosa)

Eli… eli… Elivangeli (The Gospel)
Linamandla (Is powerful)
Lasus’ izono zethu (To cleanse our sins)
Eli… (The Gospel) (Repeat)

Ngumangqoba (We are victorious) x2
Uyakorobha (We are cleansed)
Yikakharamba (It is powerful)
Wasus’izono zethu (To cleanse all our sins) (Repeat)

Eli… eli… Elivangeli (The Gospel)
Linamandla (Is powerful)
Lasus’ izono zethu (To cleanse our sins)
Eli… (The Gospel)(Repeat)

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Muphulusi (Savior) Lyrics sung by Soweto Gospel Choir

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(Languages: Venda, Xhosa — A Hymn)

— In Venda
Ndi tshi vhona Muphulusi (When I saw my Savior)
A tshi fa tshifhambanoni (Dying on the cross)
Ndi a lata zwa shangoni (I left my earthly belongings)
U di hudza na vhutshinyi (And be saved from destruction) (Repeat)

— In Xhosa
Mazith’ iingqondo zethu (Let our Spirit)
Zimbonge uYehova (Praise the Lord)
Kuba iinceba zaKhe (For His Mercies)
Zimi ngonaphakade (Endures forever) (Repeat)

Kubobonke oThixo (Amongst all other gods)
Akekho onjengawe (There is no one like You)
Kuba iinceba zaKhe (For His Mercies)
Zimi ngonaphakade (Endures forever) (Repeat)

Jerusalem Ikhaya Lami (Jerusalem My Home) Sung By Soweto Gospel Choir

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(Sung in Xhosa – A Hymn)

Jerusalem, ikhaya lam’ (Jerusalem is my home)
Endilithandayo (That I love / delight in)
Jerusalem, ikhaya lam’(Jerusalem is my home)
Endilithandayo (That I love / delight in)

Hayi, Wofezwa nin’ umzamo wam? (Oh, when will I complete my efforts?)
Ze ndiphumle kuwe (That I may rest in You)

Hayi, Obona nin’ amehlo am (Oh when will I see with my eyes)
Loo masango mahle (Lo! The beautiful gates)
Nezitrata zegolide (With streets of gold)
Zomzi wosindiso? (That leads to the City of Salvation?)

Tiwo wo …

Hayi, Obona nin’ amehlo am (Oh when will I see with my eyes)
Loo masango mahle(Lo! The beautiful gates)
Nezitrata zegolide (And the streets of gold)
Zomzi wosindiso?(That leads to the City of Salvation?)

Pray For Me (Gbàdúrà Fuń Mi) Lyrics by Darey Ft. Soweto Gospel Choir

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(Languages: English, Yoruba)

Woke up one Sunday morning
Told my daddy “I’m leaving home
I’m going off to the city tomorrow
Even though I don’t know where to go”
Daddy said “Son, don’t be a fool!
‘Cause life in the city is unbelievable
You could get broken, Oh, you’re just a little boy!
And you may never find your way”
And I said “I know I could get lost, I know I could get broken
forgive me father but I’ve got to take a chance
Oh I’m already gone so just

Pray for me, (Gbàdúrà Fuń Mi) — same translation
Pray I find my way, k’ori bamise (that I may have good fate)
Oh! forgive me father, but I got to take a chance
Oh I’m already gone so just, pray for me (Repeat)

“Hello daddy, how’re you doing?
Hope mama’s doing OK
It’s been four years and eleven months now
Mo gbo pe Adukpe ti dagba (I heard Adukpe has grown up)
Olorun (By God), it was true what you said to me
That life in the city is unbelievable
Had to struggle just to get by everyday
And I could barely find my way
Sugbon, mo mope mo le sina, o da mi loju
(But, I know I can get lost, I am sure of this)
Mo ri pe aiye le, aiye yi soro
(I can see the world, it is a difficult world)
Forgive me father, but I’ve got to take a chance
Oh I’m already gone so just

(Refrain)

Repeat: Pray for me
Bori ba dolola lola O (Oh, If fate becomes a wealthy man tomorrow)
Emi ma de be O (I shall get there)
Gbadura ki n serere O (Pray that I may become successful)
Oh I’m already gone so just
Pray for me x2
K’ori bamise (I hope I have a good fate)
Oh I’m already gone so just
Pray for me

Umoya we Nkosi (The Spirit of God) Lyrics by Soweto Gospel Choir

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(Sung in Zulu)

Refrain:
Wamemez’ uEzekiya (Ezekieal Prophesized)
Ethi mathambo, Mathambo hlangani (And the dry bones became flesh)
(Repeat)

Umoya we Nkosi (The Spirit of God)
Wathat’ uEzekiya (Took Ezekiel)
Wam’beka entabeni (And set him in the valley) (Repeat)

Kuleyo ndawo (And that place)
Kukhona mathambo (Was filled with bones)
Omileyo kakhulu (That were very dry) (Repeat)

(Refrain)

Tiwo wowo…

(Refrain)

Emlanjeni / Yelele (By the River) Lyrics by Soweto Gospel Choir

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(Sung mostly in Zulu)

Emlanjeni eBabiloni (By the river of Babylon) x3
Sathi vuthu, sahlala phansi (where we sat down)
Salila izinyembezi (And there we wept)
Sathi vuthu, sahlala phansi (Where we sat down)
Salila izinyembezi (And there we wept)

Somandla siyabonga (Lord we thank you)
Uthando isiphelona (For your love and refuge (?))
Sikhala isithlupheka, (You heard our cries and troubles)
Uyazisuli izinyembezi (And You wiped our tears)
Sathi vuthu, sahlala phansi (Where we sat down)
Salila izinyembezi (And there we wept)
(Repeat)

“Yelele” is sound of praise
Yele yelele Jehova, Yele Yele
Yele Yelele, Yele Yele
Yele Yelele, Yele Yele Yele Modimo (The Lord) in Sotho
(Repeat)

Amen Lyrics by Soweto Gospel Choir

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Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen(x3)

Everybody sing (amen)
Everybody dance (amen)
Let us all rejoice (Amen, amen, amen)

Every knee shall bow (amen)
Every toungue will confess (amen)
That Jesus Christ is Lord (Amen, amen, amen)

Glory Hallelujah (amen)
He is the mighty God (amen)
Give him all the prase (Amen, amen, amen)

Give him all the Glory (amen)
He is almighty (amen)
Sing unto the Lord (Amen, amen, amen)

Come on everybody (amen)
Come on everybody sing (amen)
Everybody sing (amen)

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