Soweto Gospel Choir

1. JIKELA EMAWENI (Fighting sticks of young men)

Young boys carry sticks to go and fight by the river
Men are afraid of stick fighting
When I walk around the big rocks, I’ll be gone
Men turn around and dance a very good dance
Men do a shaking dance, and do it very well
They do that for Radebe
When I walk around the big rocks, I’ll be gone

2. VUMA (Believe, in Heaven there are promises)

Believe in the Lord
And you will be saved
There’s hope and promise in Heaven
Just believe and you’ll be saved

3. THINA SIMNQOBILE (We have overcome the Devil)

He’s fleeing away
We have overcome him
We have overcome him
By the blood of the Lamb
We have overcome the Devil

4. ZANELE (A beautiful lady)

Zanele, why are we fighting for you?
Come close to me, my hope
All my wishes come through
My love for you is so strong
I could die for you

5. PARADISE ROAD

Come with me down Paradise Road
This way please, I’ll carry your load
This you must believe
Come with me to Paradise Skies
Look outside, open your eyes
This you must believe
There are better days before us
And a burning bridge behind us
There’s fire smoking, the sky is blazing
There’s a woman waiting, weeping
And a young man nearly beaten
All for love
Paradise is almost closing down

6. Ahuna Ya Tswanang Le Jesu (There is Nobody like Jesus)

(Sotho traditional)
Ahuna ya tswanang le jesu
Ahuna ya tswanang le jesu
Ahuna ya tswanang le jesu
Ahuna ya tswanang naye
Kamatla matla
Hohle hohle
Kadikulaha
Hohle hohle
Kamu fumana yeso waka
Ahuna ya tswanang naye
Kamatla, kamatla
Dilika uzo bona Abanye bathi Nkosi yeso
Hallelluyah
(English - There’s nobody like Jesus)
There’s nobody like Jesus
There’s nobody like Him
I looked around, everywhere and turned around, everywhere
I eventually found my Jesus
There’s nobody like him

6. KAMMATLA (Kwaito song of praise)

When we jump up and down
We praise the Lord
We dance and stamp
We praise the Lord

7. MANY RIVERS TO CROSS

Many rivers to cross
I can’t seem to find my way over
Wandering, I am lost
As I travel along the White Cliffs of Dover
I’ve got
Many rivers to cross and it’s only
My will that keeps me alive

7. GOING DOWN JORDAN

We are going down Jordan
We are going down Jordan
We are going down Jordan
We’re gonna walk the heavenly road
Moan children moan
Moan children moan
And if you want to go to heaven Then you know, you gotta moan children moan

7. AMEN

Amen
Sing hallelujah, glory to Jesus
There are many rivers to cross
Across the river Jordan
We’ve been singing hallelujahs
Hallelujah, Amen

8. AMAZING GRACE

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

9. THULA BABA

Keep quiet my child
Keep quiet my baby
Be quiet, daddy will be home by dawn
There’s a star that will lead him home
The star will brighten his way home
The hills and stones are still the same my love
My life has changed, yes my life has changed
The children grow but you don’t know my love
The children grew but you don’t see them grow

10. SIKULANDILE (We have taken the bride)

We have taken the bride
We have taken the bride
The groom said we must come with you
Because you are causing him grief
By making him a single man
Marry and be happy.

11. MALAIKA (My Beautiful Angel)

I love you my angel
I want to marry you to be my wife
But I don’t have any money to pay for lobola (dowry)
You’re the only angel I think of
You bring happiness to my heart
If I marry you, I’ll be the happiest man
(スワヒリ語で「天使」)
Malaika, nakupenda Malaika.
Malaika, nakupenda Malaika.
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio,
Nashindwa na mali sina,

Ningekuoa Malaika.
Nashindwa na mali sina, we,
Ningekuoa Malaika.

Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio,
Ningekuoa Malaika.
Nashindwa na mali sina, we,
Ningekuoa Malaika.

Kidege, hukuwaza kidege.
Kidege, hukuwaza kidege.
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio,
Nashindwa na mali sina, we,
Ningekuoa kidege.
Nashindwa na mali sina, we,
Ningekuoa kidege.
(日本語詞)
マライカ~愛しいマライカ…
マライカ~愛しいマライカ…
教えて欲しい…愛しい人よ
お金はないけれど君が好きだマライカ~…

12. HLANGANANI (Unite)

Unite, Africans unite!
Be one in spirit
For our land has been destroyed

13. BAYETE (Oh Hail)

Oh hail, Oh hail
Lion of Judah
You are the Head of the Church
Alpha and Omega
The beginning and the end.
Oh Great and Mighty God
Seated on the Heavenly throne
You are the shield of truth.

14. JERUSALEM (Zulu Traditional)

Jerusalem ikhaya lam
Engi lithandayo
Jerusalem ikhaya lam
Engi lithandayo
Wovezwa nini umzamo
Sengi khumble kuwe
Wobanani?
Wobanani amehlo am
Lamasango mahle
Nizi trata zegolide
Zomzi wo sindiso
(English)
Jerusalem is my home
That I love so much
My wishes and hopes are for you
My eyes will see beautiful gates
And the street of gold
Of the City of Salvation

15. HOLY CITY/BAYETE

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Lift up your voice and sing
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna to the King
We salute you my Lord
We salute the heavens
We salute you my Lord

16. AFRICAN DREAM

In my African Dream, there’s a new tomorrow
My African Dream, is a dream that we can follow
And though it would seem, my hope’s an illusion
My African Dream is an end to the confusion
This is my African Dream
Let us lift our voices
Sing in harmony, you and me, I want us to live as one
No more wars, no more anger
This is my land, this is your land
Let us pray for peace, peace, peace, love and harmony

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