LYRICS


Sing along these wonderful songs written by Mr. Kigame.

LIPO TUMAINI

By Reuben Kigame ( 2019)
(Ayubu 14: 7-9)

1. Najivika jezi
Wasia kudondoa
Kama Ayubu wa Uzi
Kwa walotiwa doa
Umeshakatwa mizizi
Kisiki lala dongoni
Lipo tumaini
Kwa mti ulokatwa
Maana ukikatwa
Utachipuka tena

2. Wamekupa kisogo
Wa karibu wendani
Kote ni zogozogo
Kunguni kitandani
Hima moyo piga konde
Macho kazia mbinguni
Lipo tumaini
Kwa mti ulokatwa
Maana ukikatwa
Utachipuka tena

3. Jasho ‘lichuruza
Kakubariki Jalali;
Mui ‘kakwaruza
Ikapotea mali.
Umebaki fukara
Wala kwa majalala;
Lipo Tumaini
Kwa mti ulokatwa
Maana ukikatwa
Utachipuka tena

Bridge
Aaaa – sema
Ije gharika – sema
Aaaa – sema
Liwake jua – sema
Aaaa – sema
Ije dhoruba – sema

Aaaa – sema
Tutasimama …………
Aaaa – nyuma
Haturegei – nyuma
Aaaa – nyuma
Tumeshahama – nyuma
Aaaa – mbele
Twaenda mbele - mbele
Aaaa – mbele
Tumelenga …

4. Tuinue tenzi
Wimbo wa rohoni
Kwake mwenye enzi
Waja wa Imani.
Kwa dalili ya maji
Miche itachomoza;
Lipo tumaini
Kwa mti ulokatwa
Maana ukikatwa
Utachipuka tena

INUKA KENYA

By Reuben Kigame-2018
(Zaburri 127 na Methali 14:34)

1. Kuna Mkono wa nguvu sana umetushikilia
Kama si Mungu wetu
Tungeangamia
Si kwa nguvu
Za majeshi yetu
Si ujasiri wetu
Tusisahau Kenya
Kule tulikotoka

Chorus
Inua wimbo mpya
Wimbo wa shukurani
Kenya usisahau
Alikokutoa Bwana

2. Inuka Kenya uangaze
Mwanga wa Mungu wako
Kwa maana mataifa yote
Yanakutazamia
Wakumbuke maskini wote
Yatima na wajane
Kenya utakatifu utakuinua

Chorus

Bridge
Tusizoe baraka zake Mungu Kenya
Tutizame taabu za mataifa mengi
Tusitese wakimbizi
Tusinyanyase masikini
Tujichunguze
Tujitakase
Tumtafute Mungu na kuomba

AMEYWEISHE (DON'T FEAR)

By Reuben Kigame-2018

Ameiyweishe ameyweishe
Mi Chehovah koboten;
Toretin akoripin
Nomenin eunyi nebo tai


1. Mwae kamuktaindet kole
(Our God has said)
Anendet yaindet ng’ung’
(I am the Lord your Creator)
Angenin eng’kainet ng’ung’
(I know you by your name)
Ago inye Ko ii nenyu
(And you are mine)

Chorus

2. Ye ibune beek chachang’
(When you walk in great waters)
Ko meluchin inye
(It will not swallow you)
Agot ye ibune maat
(Even if you are walking on fire)
Ko ma beelin ne matiny
(You will not be consumed)

Chorus

3. Ayaun kiy ne leel
(I will create a new thing for you)
Ayae ainet eng’surkwen
(I will create a river in the desert)
Ayae oret eng’surkwen
(I will create a path where there is no way)
Ak andoiseun inye
(And I will guide you)

Usiogope usiogope
Kwani Mungu yu nawe;
Takusaidia na kukulinda,
Takushika mkono

Don’t fear don’t fear
For the Lord is with you
He will help you and protect you,
He will hold you by His hand.

Kalenjin Chorus again

NEEMA YAKO

By Irene Odhiambo – 2017
(Psalm 91:4, Isaiah 65:24)

1. Milima na mabonde
Tumepita
Kwenye dhiki na mashaka
Tumepita
Tumeona wema wako
Tumeshinda
Tunasema tu
Asante – eee-eee

Chorus
Wewe ni mkuu Baba
Katufunika na mbawa zako
Katuokoa katika mitego
Neema yako yatutosha
Neema yako yatutosha

2. Japo safari iwe ndefu
Tutafika
Ameahidi tumuitapo
Aitika
Usife moyo kaka yangu
Utashinda
Mtazamie tu
Pekee –ee-ee

Chorus

Bridge
Tumeona wema wako
Tunashangaa x2
Tumeona fadhili zako
Tunashangaa x2
Tumeona ushindi wako
Tunashangaa x2
Chorus

MAZUVA OSE MEDLEY

Anonymous composer from Zimbabwe
(2 Timotheo 2:13)

(Shona-Zimbabwe)
Mazuba ose
Makatendeka Jesu (Chesu)
(Afrikaans-South Africa)
Elkedag Elke huur
Is u getrou my heer
(English)
Every day every hour
You are faithful oh Lord

(Swahili)
Majira yote
U mwaminifu Bwana

(Luhya)
Tsinyanga tsiosi
Oli omusubilwa
(omusuvilwa) Yesu

(Kikuyu)
Mahinda mothe
We mwihokeku Jesu

(Somali)
Maalin walbo saacad walbo
Aamin baa tahay Rabbiyoow

(Arabic North Africa/Middle East)
Kulli yowm kulli saaca
anta amin yaa Rabbi

(Yoruba Nigeria)
Ni gba gbo gbo
La siko gbo gbo
Olo Tito ni e oluwa

(Akan Ghana)
De biara mmere biara
Woye nokwafo Yesu

(Burundi)
Buri musi buri saha
Uru mwizigirwa Mwami

(Portuguese)
Todo dia
Toda hora
Voce e fiel
O senhor

BINTI SAYUNI

By Reuben Kigame-2019
(Isaiah 62)

Chorus
Kwa ajili ya Binti Sayuni sitanyamaza
Hadi haki na wokovu wake viangaze
Mataifa kweli wataona haki yako
Na wafalme wote wataona utukufu wako

1. Nakwambia utaitwa kwa jina jipya
Litakalotajwa nacho kinywa cha Mungu wako
Utakuwa taji ya uzuri wa mkono wake
Na kilemba cha kifalme kwa mkono wake

2. Hutaitwa tena aliyeachwa
Wala nchi yako haitaitwa ukiwa
Bali wewe utaitwa Hephsiba
Utachukuliwa kama mwana-mwali

3. Mungu wako amekwisha apa hatawapa tena adui nafaka yako
Na wageni hawatakunywa tena divai yako
Waliovuna ndiyo watakunywa.

NATARAJIA (Phir Mene Naye Asman)

By Reuben Kigame-2018

(Hindi)
1. Phir maine naye assman
Aur nayi zamin ko dheka
Naye Yerushalem
Prabhu se neeche aaenga

Isase zyada aasoo
Aur koee shok nahi hoga
Aur hamaare prabhu
Ka nivaas hamaare saath hoga

2. Natarajia mbingu mpya
Nayo dunia mpya
Kwa maana hizi zitapita
Hapatakuwa bahari
Yerusalemu mpya
Itashuka toka kwa Mungu
Imepambwa, maridadi,
Kama bibi-arusi

3. Hapana machozi tena
Wala maombolezo
Mwenyezi Mungu atamaliza
Uchungu nayo mauti
Maskani ya Mungu wetu
Itakuwa pamoja nasi
Tutakuwa naye na Yeye nasi
Tumpe sifa milele

4. Haleluya haleluya………
Haleluya haleluya

TIMNI

By Angeline Ngesa
(Psalm 89)

Chorus
Baba Ng’ama loyi ere?
(Father where is he that defeats You?)
Wuora inilochonwa.
(My Father you overcome for me)

1. An abiro pako herani Ruodha,
(I have come to praise Your Love my Lord)
Abiro fulo adiera mari
(I have come to tell of Your truth)
Polo duto pako honde mitimo
(The heavens praise the wonders you have performed)
Malaika pako adiera mari x2
(The angels [praise Your truth)

Chorus

2. An apako timni makare
(I praise Your righteous action and kindness)
Koda ng’uononi adiera timni
(Truly its Your righteous actions)
Makare ema miya mor(That gives me joy)
Ng’uononi ogundho oloyona duto
(, timbe mitimo dongo ditama pimo x2
(Your kindness is immense and is better than all ,
you have done greater things that am unable to narrate

3. In emikonyo mond liete koda nyithi kiye
(It is you who helps th widows and the orphans)
Jomokwei bende imiyo geno
(You give hope to the disowned)
Iloyonegi wasigu ma dwaro tiekogi
(You defeat the enemies tha intend to finish them)
Timni, timni ber mora
(Your action is good and delights them)

Chorus

VUMILIA

By Nancy Karua
(Warumi 8:28, Methali 23:18, Muhubiri3:1-8)

Chorus
Kila jambo latendeka kwa wema
Kwa walio amini Bwana,
Mpango wake na kusudi lake
Kuwainua watakatifu.

1. Maana bila shaka
Iko dhawabu
Na tumaini halitabatilika x2
Kwa kila jambo kuna majira yake na kila kusudi na wakati wake

2. Ni Mungu amefanya majira yote
Mambo yote yatendeka wakati wake
Kuna wakati wa kupanda wakati wa kuvuna
Wakati wa kujenga na kubomoa
Wakati wa kushona na hata kurarua
Wakati wa kulia na kucheka

Bridge
Vumilia vumilia Kila jambo lina wakati wake Vumilia vumilia Maana Bwana ana mpango mwema.

U MWEMA

By Julie Kigame
(Psalm 34, Isaiah 35:4)

Chorus
U mwema Mwokozi Mfalme
wa wafalme Wewe u mwema
U mwema Mkombozi Bwana wa
Majeshi Wewe u mwema

U mwema fadhili zako ni za milele
Wapatikana Bwana tunapokutafuta
Jina lako ni Imanueli Mungu pamoja nasi
Mchungaji Mlinzi Mfariji wa karibu

Watiwao nuru wakutazamia
Na wadhaifu unawapa nguvu
Onjeni ma muone Mungu wetu ni mwema

Chorus

Mateso ya mwenye haki
japo mengi Bwana humuokoa
Na kumwondoa taabani humpa pumziko

Waambieni walojawa hofu
Jipeni moyo, msiogope
Tazama Mungu wako
Yuaja kukuokoa

Chorus

Bridge
Asikia kilio
Yu mwema
Akuweka huru
Yu mwema
Mungu mwaminifu
Yu mwema Yu mwema
Hakuachi kamwe
Onjeni na muone Bwana Yesu ni mwema.

Chorus
U mwema… x3

ABULA (Hakuna)

By Reuben Kigame-2019
(Warumi 8: 31 – 39)

Abula abula
Abula wokhunza bukhania nawe
Abula abula
Abula wokhuza bukhania nawe

1. Luno nyenya bandu bosi bamanye
Ndehinia ise okhukhulonda Yesu
Khupibwe esibi noho nyole ombooko
Tsimoni tsyanje tsili khu yiwe Yesu
Mbe ne inzala noho mbirre mulufu
Ise sindakhulekha
Ni mbula miandu ,balina nibandekha
Abula wokhunzabukhania nawe

Luhya chorus

Hivi leo nitangaza wazi
Mimi nitakufuata Yesu
Ije dhiki
Au ije shida
Macho yangu yako kwako Bwana
Ije njaa au kije kifo
Mimi sitakuacha
Nikose mali rafiki watoroke
Hakuna wakunitenganisha nawe

Hakun ,Hakuna
Hakuna wakunitenganisha nawe
Hakuna,hakuna
Hakuna wakunitenganisha nawe

No one,no one
No one will separate me from You
No one, no one
No one,no one will separate me from You

(Luhya chorus)

MUNGU MLIMANI (GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN)

Written By Tracy Dartt

Swahili translation by Reuben Kigame.
October 2019

1. Maisha ni rahisi
Ukiwa mlimani
Amani tele kuna utulivu
Yote hubadilika ukiwa bondeni
Usife moyo hauko pekee yako


Chorus
Mungu juu mlimani
Bado Mungu bondeni
Yal’oharibika
Huyategeneza
Mungu katika mema
Bado ni Mungu kwa mabaya
Mungu mchana bado Mungu usiku

2. Twakiri Imani tukiwa juu
Yote rahisi tukiwa sawa
Ila bondeni kwa maonjo
Imani yako itajaribiwa.

ABBA FATHER (1998)

With anguish and pain in the garden,
Jesus took the time to pray,
All alone He bore the burden,
For His friends were unable to pray

Abba Father,
Take away this cup from me,
Nevertheless do not let my will
But your will be done right now.

My spirit is willing O Father
But my flesh is very weak,
But if I must drink this cup O Father
Let Your will be done in me.

Abba Father,
Take away this cup from me,
Nevertheless do not let my will

But your will be done right now.
Abba Father,
Take away this cup from me,
Nevertheless do not let my will
But your will be done right now.

BLESSED IS THE MAN

Blessed is the man,
Who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
Nor stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of the mockers
But his delight
is in the law of the Lord

He is like a tree planted by the water,
which yields its fruit in season,
And whose leaf does not wither,
whatever he does prospers,
He meditates day and night,
on the law of the Lord

The wicked are not so
They are like the chaff that the wind blows away,
The wicked will not stand in the judgment
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

He is like a tree planted by the water
which yields its fruit in season,
And whose leaf does not wither,
whatever he does prospers,
He meditates day and night,
on the law of the Lord

He meditates day and night
on the law of the Lord.

GIVE THANKS TO GOD

Give thanks to God for He is good
His love endures forever;
Give thanks to God for He is good
For His love endures forever. X2
Give thanks to God for He is good
His love endures forever;
Give thanks to God for He is good
For His love endures forever. X2

Give thanks to the God of gods
Well give thanks to the Lord of lords
He does great wonders
He made the world and all in in ti
Well He made the sun and the moon
The sun to govern the day
And He made the start
Well give thanks to the King of kings.

Give thanks to God for He is good
His love endures forever;
Give thanks to God for He is good
For His love endures forever. X2

Give thanks to God for He is good
His love endures forever;
Give thanks to God for He is good
For His love endures forever. X2

Give thanks to God for He is good
His love endures forever;
Give thanks to God for He is good
For His love endures forever. X2

Give thanks to the King of kings
He saves us from our enemis
Give thanks to the Lord of lords
He sent His son to die for us.
He took away our sins
I know He’s coing soon
Give thanks to the God of gods
And give thanks to the King of kings.

HOSANNA

By Reuben Kigame


Hosanna, hosanna,
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord!
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna,
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord!
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord.

Rejoice, rejoice oh daughter of Zion
Shout, daughter of Jerusalem
See your King comes to you righteous
Having salvation, riding on a donkey.

Hosanna, hosanna,
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord!
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord.

Peace on earth and glory in the highest
Shout to the Lord with all your heart
Spread His way and wave the branches
Jesus is here to reign forever more.

Hosanna, hosanna,
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord!
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna,
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord!
Blessed is He who comes
In the name of the Lord.

PRAISE THE LORD

By Reuben Kigame-1997
(Psalm 150)

Praise the lord!
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

Praise god in his sanctuary,
Praise him in his mighty heavens,
Praise him for his acts of power,
Praise him for his surpassing greatness. X2

Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet,
Praise Him with the harp and lyre,
Praise Him with tambourine and dancing,
Praise Him with the strings and flute,
Praise Him with the clash of symbols,
Praise Him with resounding symbols.

Let everything that has breath
praise the lord!

Let everything that has breath
praise the lord!

Let everything that has breath
praise the lord!

SING TO THE LORD

By Reuben Kigame-(1998)
Psalm 96

Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing to the Lord all the earth,
Sing to the Lord, praise His name,
Proclaim His salvation day after day x2

Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvelous deeds among all people
for great is the Lord and most worthy of praise,
He’s to be feared above all gods.

Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing to the Lord all the earth,
Sing to the Lord, praise His name,
Proclaim His salvation day after day x2

For all the gods of the nations are idols
But the lord made the heavens
Splendor, majesty are before him,
Strength and glory in his sanctuary

Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing to the Lord all the earth,
Sing to the Lord, praise His name,
Proclaim His salvation day after day x2

Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing to the Lord all the earth,
Sing to the Lord, praise His name,
Proclaim His salvation day after day x2

Sing to the Lord,
Praise His name,
Proclaim His salvation day after day x2.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

By Reuben Kigame- (1998)
(Matthew 6:9-13)

Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven,
Give us this day
Our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation,
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever.

Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven,
Give us this day
Our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation,
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory, forever.
Forever.

THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD

By Reuben Kigame

Do you feel that God is far
A million miles away
Are you tired weak and lonely
Lost the will to stand
Have you heard the God is near to the brokenhearted
He will give strength to the lonely and weak.

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings as eagles
They shall run and not be weary
And they shall walk and not faint.

The lions may grow weak and hungry and the youth may faint
But those who seek the Lord their God lack no good thing
The righteous cry and the Lord hears them and He saves them
Those who trust Him shall renew their strength.

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings as eagles
They shall run and not be weary
And they shall walk and not faint.

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings as eagles
They shall run and not be weary
And they shall walk and not faint.
They shall walk and not faint.

WE’LL BE CAUGHT UP

By Reuben Kigame-(1997)
(1 Thessaloinians 4:13-18)

We’ll be caught up in the air,
To be with Jesus forevermore,
We’re going up any day now,
King Jesus is coming,
it could be any time now.

No one knows the day nor the hour,
Not even the angels nor the sun but only the Father,
‘twill be like the days of Noah before the flood P
People wished to change it all but it was too late.

We’ll be caught up in the air,
To be with Jesus forevermore,
We’re going up any day now,
King Jesus is coming,
it could be any time now.

People busy all around,
Some will be taken and others left behind,
So you better keep watch until he comes,
Lest you miss this great exciting day.

We’ll be caught up in the air,
To be with Jesus forevermore,
We’re going up any day now,
King Jesus is coming, it could be any time now.

WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE

By Reuben Kigame-(1983)

Why did you bring us from that land
Of garlics, onions, meat and fish;
Now we starve in this desert
and we thurst for there’s no water
o how discouraged Israel was;
And God gave selestial manna,
from the rocks he gave them water,
OH WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE.

Chorus.: Oh what a mighty God we have,
Oh how majestic is his name;
He did roll the mighty waters
of red sea and river Jordan
and Israel passed on dry land;
He can see the troubled pilgirm,
he was here and knows our problems,
OH WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE.

“Now let’s go to the other show,”
Christ Jesus spake unto the twelve;
And mid sea the winds were blowing
and the boat begun the sinking,
“O master don’t you care we die?”
And the Lord rebuked the billows,
“stop be still and no more raging,”
OH WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE.

I know we’ve got some doubts and fears,
Sometimes our troubling heartaches near;
And we cry and get discouraged
and look back to wicked Egypt
as if salvation could be found;
But if we look to risen Jesus
he will calm our raging waters,
OH WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE.

WHO HAS BELIEVED

By Reuben Kigame-(1998)
(Isaiah 53)

Who has believed our report,
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before Him like a tender shoot
And like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to draw us to Him,
Nothing in his appearance that we should desireHim,
He was despised and rejected by men,
A man of sorrow and familiar with grief,
Surely he took up our infirmities
and He carried our sorrows
Yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by Him and afflicted

We all like sheep have gone astray
We have turned each to his own way
And the lord has laid upon Him
The iniquity of us all.

He was pierced for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities
The punishment that brought us peace was upon him
And by his wounds we are healed.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
Yet he opened not his mouth,
Led like a lamb to the slaughter
So He laid down His life for you and me.

We all like sheep have gone astray
We have turned each to his own way
And the lord has laid upon Him
The iniquity of us all.

We all like sheep have gone astray
We have turned each to his own way
And the lord has laid upon Him
The iniquity of us all.

WORTHY IS THE LAMB

By Reuben Kigame

And I saw in the right hand of Him
That sat on the throne
A book written within
And on the back side
Sealed with seven seals.

And I saw
A strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice
(Naration) “Who is worthy to open the book
and to loose the seals thereof?”

And no man in heaven nor in earth
Neither under the earth
Was able to open the book
Neither to look thereon

And I wept much
For no man was found worthy to open
and read the book
Neither to look thereon.

(Narration from Revelation:5-11)
“And one of the elders saith unto me,
Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne
and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders,
stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven
horns and seven eyes,
which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had taken the book,
the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb,
having every one of them harps, and golden vials
full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book,
and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by
thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
And I beheld,
and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne
and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was
ten thousand times
ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Saying with a loud voice:”


Worthy is the Lamb
That was slain
To receive power
And riches
And wisdom
And strength
And honour and glory
And blessing.

Worthy is the Lamb
That was slain
Forever and ever.

Forever.

Worthy, worthy
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.
Amen, amen
Jesus is the Lamb \Amen, amen.

YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE

By Reuben Kigame-1998
(Psalm 42)

You are my hiding place
oh Lord my God,
You keep my life secure,
there’s none like You,
My soul finds rest in you,
you are my fortress,
You are my rock and my salvation.

Why are you downcast
o my soul,
Why so disturbed, within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
My Saviour and my God.

As the deer pants for streams of water
so my soul pants for you oh God,
I long to be with you,
I long to hear from you,
I long to talk to you, and worship you.

You are my God, you are my King,
You are everything that I need,
You are my hero, you are my friend,
I’ll bow and worship you
with all my heart.

Why are you downcast
o my soul,
Why so disturbed, within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him,
My Saviour and my God.

MAJINA YATAPOITWA

By Reuben Kigame

Baragumu yake bwana wakati ikipigwa
Na siku ya milele ikafika
Hapo waliokombolewa watukusanyika
Nitakuwapo jina kuitika.

Majina yatapoitwa
Majina yatapoitwa
Majina yatapoitwa
Nami nitakuwa pamoja nao

Wafu wa Kristo wafufukapo siku ile
Nitashiriki na fahari yake
Waliochaguliwa watakaribishwa kwake
Nitakuwapo jina kuitika.

Chorus

Bwana Yesu atakaporudi toka mbinguni
Siku ya furaha itawadia
Wafuasi wake watakapo kutana huko
Nitakuwapo jina kuitika.

Chorus x3
Nami nitakuwa pamoja nao
Nami nitakuwa pamoja nao

MBELE NINA ENDELEA

By Reuben Kigame

Mbele nina endelea
Nina zidi kutembea
Maombi uyasikie
E Bwana unipandishe

E Bwana uniinue
Kwa imani nisimame
Nipande milima yote
E Bwana unipandishe

Nisikae duniani
Mahali pa majaribu
Natazamia Mbinguni
Nitafika kwa imani

Chorus

Nataka nipandishwe juu
Zaidi yale mawingu
Ninaomba nifikishwe
E Bwana unipandishe

Chorus

(Nipande milima yote
E Bwana unipandishe)x2

MIKONONI MWA YESU

By Reuben Kigame

Mikononi mwa Yesu
Kifuani mwake
Pale mapenzi tele
Pumziko moyoni

Sauti za wajumbe
Zaleta habari
Ya utukufu wake
Katika safari

Chorus

Mikononi mwa Yesu
Mashaka hakuna
Kinga majaribuni
Dhambi hazidhuru

Ni huru majonzini
Mashaka na hofu
Majaribu machozi
Ni mda yapita

Chorus

Pumziko Moyoni

MWAMBA WENYE IMARA

By Reuben Kigame

Mwamba wenye imara
Kwako nitajificha
Hayo maji na damu
Toka mbavuni mwako
Dhambi zangu takasa
Mzigo kuondoa

Sina cha mkononi
Naja msalabani
Ni tupu univike
Nimyonge nishike
Mimi mchafu naja
Nioshe Bwana nisife

Maisha yaishapo
Na mauti yajapo
Nipaapo Mbinguni
Nikuone enzini
(Mwamba wenye imara
Kwako nitajificha) x2

NI WAKO BWANA

By Reuben Kigame

Ni wako Bwana
Nimesikia sauti ya mapenzi
Nivute Bwana kwayo imani
Nizidi kusongea

Bwana vuta vuta nije nisonge
Kwako msalabani
Bwana vuta vuta nije nisonge
Kwa damu ya thamani

Nitakase nikutumikie
Kwa nguvu za neema
Roho yangu ikutumaini
Nitende upendavyo

Chorus x2
Kwa damu ya dhamani

SALAMA INSTRUMENTAL TALK

By Reuben Kigame

Hujambo rafiki mpendwa.
Mimi ni Reuben Kigame
Naningependa kukuambia kidogo tu
Kuhusu wimbo huu

Wimbo huu uliandikwa na mtu mmoja
Ambaye naambiwa jamii yake yote iliangamia baharini.
Nafikiri hiyo ni ajali ya kushtua sana.
Namimi nashangaa kwa nini yeye baada ya
kupoteza jamii yake yote aliweza kuimba wimbo huu
na kusema Ni salama rohoni

Nami nimejifunza mambo mengi
sana kutoka kwa huu wimbo.
Ni me jifunza nisi tegemee vitu
ama watu ambao wanapita kwa haraka
Nimejifunza kutotegema vitu
ambavyo havitanifaidi baada ya kufa.
Na pengine wewe unategemea vitu fulani kama
vile pesa, mali, mashamba na vitu vingine ambavyo
huwezi kufaidi kwavyo baada ya kufa.

Pesa za weza kuisha. Kazi unaweza kufutwa.
Marafiki waweza kukutoraka na kukuwacha.
Mashamba yaweza kunyakuliwa.
Jee haya yakifanyika itakuwa salama kweli?
Utafaidika vipi?
Naomba kwamba tangia leo uweke tegemeo lako kwake
Yesu Kristo ambaye ni Mwamba imara.
Hatikiswi. Habadiliki.
Lakini usalama wa hakika ni kwamba dhambi zako zote ziondolewe.
Utaweza kuimba ni salama rohoni.

Unaweza kumwita Yesu sasa.
Naye atakusamehe dhambi zako zote.
Mwambie Bwana, njoo katika maisha yangu nibadilishe.
Nipe amani niwe salama rohoni.

Salama rohoni
Ni salama rohoni mwangu

SALAMA ROHONI

By Reuben Kigame

Nionapo amani kama shwari
Au nionapo shida
Kwa hali zote
Umenijulisha
Ni salama rohoni mwangu

Ingawa shetani atanitesa
Nita jipa moyo kwani
Kristo ameona unyonge wangu
Amekufa kwa roho yangu

Salama Salama Rohoni rohoni
Ni salama rohoni mwangu x2

Dhambi zangu zote
Wala si nusu
Zimewekwa msalabani
Wala sichukui
Laana yote
Ni salama rohoni mwangu

Chorus

Ni salama rohoni mwangu x2

SI NJIA RAHISI

By Reuben Kigame

Si njia rahisi ya kwenda mbinguni
Miiba mingi safarini
Si njia rahisi
Lakini ninaye mwokozi aliyenifia

La, La si njia rahisi
La, La si njia rahisi
Kutembea na Yesu
Huongoza safari
Mazito huya rahisisha

Si njia rahisi
Mashaka ni mengi
Mapigo nayo majaribu
Vikwazo vimo tele
Lakini najua Mwokozi yu pamoja nami

Chorus

Najipa moyo hima
Mwokozi aweza kunishindia haya yote
Tashinda kwa imani amenitangulia Naweza mambo yote kwake

Chorus

Kutembea na Yesu
Huongoza safari
Mazito huya rahisisha

WAKATI WANGU KUOMBA

By Reuben Kigame

Wakati wangu kuomba
Umenialika kusali
Nimsihi Mungu Mwenyezi
Anitulize kwa mapenzi

Nyakati za shida nyingi
Ni me pata ufanisi
Na wewe nitangojea
Ewe wakati wa kuomba

Wakati wangu kuomba
Umeniletea furaha
Pamoja nao wenzangu
Nashirikiana na mungu

Mahali hapa nikae
Uso wa Mungu niuone
Na wewe nitangojea
Ewe wakati wakuomba

Wakati wangu kuomba
Mabawa yako hunishika
Kwa Yesu aliye kweli
Aningojea kubariki

Tangu alinialika
Nimwamini kwa hakika
Na wewe nitangojea
Ewe Wakati wa kuomba x3

YESU KWETU NI RAFIKI

By Reuben Kigame

Yesu kwetu ni rafiki
Huambiwa haja pia
tukiomba kwa Babaye
maombi asikia

lakini twajikosesha
twajitweka vibaya
kwamba tulimuomba mungu
Dua angesikia

una dhiki na maonjo
una mashaka pia
haifai kufa moyo
Dua atasikia

hakuna mwingine mwema
wakutuhurumia
atujua tu dhaifu
maombi asikia

je hunayo hata nguvu
huwezi kuendelea
ujapodharauliwa
Ujaporushwa pia

watu wangekudharau
wapendao dunia
Hukuambata mikononi
Dua atasikia x3

YESU NAKUPENDA

By Reuben Kigame

Yesu nakupenda
Kweli we u wangu
Kwako nazileta
Dhambi zangu zote

Mkombozi wangu
Na mwokozi wangu
Yesu nakupenda
Sasa na daima

Nakupenda kwani
Ulinipenda mbele
Deni ‘kanilipia
Msalabani

Na taji la miiba
Ukavumilia
Yesu na kupenda
Sasa na daima

Milele utukufu
Makaoni mwako
Huko takusujudu
Milele daima

‘Taimba na taji yangu
Ya kumeremeta

Yesu nakupenda
Sasa na daima

Taimba na taji yangu
Ya kumeremeta

Yesu nakupenda
Sasa na daima
Sasa na daima.

AMANI MOYONI

By Reuben Kigame

Tangu siku hiyo alipo nijia
Akae moyoni mwangu
Sina giza tena ila mwanga tu
Kwa Yesu mwokozi wangu

Amani moyoni mwangu
Kwa Yesu mwokozi wangu
Sina shaka kamwe
Kwa sababu yeye
yu nami moyoni mwangu

sina haja tena ya kutangatanga
ndiye kiongozi wangu
dhambi zangu zote zimeondolewa
na Yesu mwanawe Mungu

Chorus

matumaini yangu ni ya hakika
katika mwokozi wangu
hofu zangu na hamu zimeondoka
kwa kuwa ni naye Yesu

Chorus x2

Yu nami moyoni mwangu x2

Bwana Mungu Nashangaa

By Reuben Kigame

Bwana Mungu nashangaa kabisa
Nikifikiri jinsi vilivyo
Nyota, ngurumo vitu vyote pia
Vil’o umbwa kwa uwezo wako

Roho yangu na ikuimbie
Jinsi wewe ulivyo mkuu
Roho yangu na ikuimbie
Jinsi wewe ulivyo mkuu

Nikitembea pote duniani
Ndege huimba nawasikia
Milima hupendeza macho sana
Upepo nao nafurahia

Chorus

Kristo arudipo kunichukua
Nitabubujikwa na furaha
‘Tamsujudia mbiguni milele
‘Tatangaza Mungu alivyo mkuu

Chorus x2

Jinsi wewe ulivyo mkuu x2

HUNIONGOZA MWOKOZI

By Reuben Kigame

Huniongoza mwokozi
Ndipo nami hufurahi
Niendapo pote napo
Ataniongoza papo

Hun’ongoza hunishika
Kwa mkono wa hakika
Nitaandamana naye
Kristo aniongozaye

Pengine ni mashakani
Nami pengine rahani
Ni radhi ijayo yote
Yuko nami siku zote

Chorus

Mkono akinishika
Kamwe sitanungunika
Atakachoniletea
Ni tayari kupokea

Chorus

Kristo aniongozaye

KAA NAMI

By Reuben Kigame-2018
(Zaburri 127 na Methali 14:34)

Kaa nami ni usiku tena
Usiniache gizani Bwana
Msaada wako haukomi
Niko peke yangu
Kaa nami

Nina haja nawe kila saa
Sina mwingine wakunifaa
Mimi nitaongozwa na nani
Ila wewe Bwana
Kaa nami

Nilalapo nikuone wewe
Gizani mwote nimulikiwe
Nuru za mbinguni hazikomi
(Siku zangu zote
Kaa nami) x2

KARIBU NA WEWE

By Reuben Kigame

Karibu na wewe Mungu wangu
Karibu zaidi Bwana wangu

Siku zote niwe karibu na wewe
Karibu zaidi Mungu wangu

Mimi na safiri duniani
Pakupumzika sipaoni
Nilalapo niwe karibu na wewe
Karibu zaidi Mungu wangu

Na nielekezwe karibu na wewe
Karibu zaidi Mungu wangu

VITA VIZURI

By Reuben Kigame
(2 Timotheo 4:6-7)

Nimevipiga vita vizuri
Mwendo wangu nimeumaliza
Nayo imani nimeilinda
Natarajia kupewa taji na Bwana

Nikitizama nyuma sijuti kaka
Nimejifunza kusahau yaliyopita
Sasa najisukuma kwa yalio mbele
Nikimfuata Yesu Mwokozi wangu

Nimevipiga vita vizuri
Mwendo wangu nimeumaliza
Nayo imani nimeilinda
Natarajia kupewa taji na Bwana

Japo imani yangu imetikiswa
Mimi nimeshikiliwa na Yesu Wangu
Hata wakiniacha rafiki zangu
Siri mimi niko na Imanueli

Nifuateni nifuatavyo Yesu
Yeye ni mwanzo na mwisho wa imani yetu
Msishawishike na ulimwengu upitao
Tuvipige vita vizuri

Nimevipiga vita vizuri
Mwendo wangu nimeumaliza
Nayo imani nimeilinda
Natarajia kupewa taji na Bwana

SAUTI

By Julie Kigamee
(Zaburi 29)

Ulirekodiwa kwa mara ya kwanza na Julie Kigame katika album yake iitwayo ‘Nitakuabudu’.
Sauti Yake Bwana yapendeza mno
Tamu zidi asali imejaa utukufu
Hutetemesha nchi, gharika, misitu, radi
Imejaa adhama, ayala huwazalisha

Sauti Yake Bwana hutuliza roho yangu
Nikichanganyikiwa Sauti huniongoza
Hekaluni mwa Bwana - Sifa, utukufu
Yeye Mfalme milele, nitaimba sifa Zake.

Hutetemesha nchi, gharika, misitu, radi
Imejaa adhama, ayala huwazalisha
Hekaluni mwa Bwana, sifa, utukufu
Yeye Mfalme milele, nitaimba sifa Zake.

HERI SIKU MOJA

By Reuben Kigame
(Zaburi 84)

Ewe Mungu wa majeshi
Ninapenda kukaa Nawe
Maskani zako zapendeza,
Nazikondea kwa shauku kubwa

Heri siku moja mbele Zako
Kuliko siku elfu mbali na Wewe
E Bwana, nguvu na msaada wangu
‘Takupenda daima

Moyo na mwili Wangu Bwana
Vyakulilia Mungu Wangu
Heri nikose vyote Baba
lakini nikupate Wewe

Heri siku moja mbele Zako
Kuliko siku elfu mbali na Wewe
E Bwana, nguvu na msaada wangu
‘Takupenda daima

Alpha and Omega

By Reuben Kigame
(Ufunuo 1:17)

(Mwandishi asiyejulikana)
We ni Alpha na Omega
Twakuabudu pekee, Wastahili sifa
We ni Alpha na Omega
Twakuabudu pekee, Wastahili sifa

Twakupa utukufu
Twakuabudu Bwana, Wastahili sifa

We ni Alpha na Omega
Twakuabudu pekee, Wastahili sifa
We ni Alpha na Omega
Twakuabudu pekee, Wastahili sifa

Twakupa utukufu
Twakuabudu Bwana, Wastahili sifa

Heshima zote, sifa zote
Heshima zote, sifa zote
Heshima zote, sifa zote
Heshima zote, sifa zo-ooote
Twakuabudu Bwana, Wastahili sifa

IMANUELI

By Reuben Kigame-2018

Imanueli Imanueli, Mungu pamoja nasi
Mshauri wa ajabu, Mfalme wa amani
Imanueli, Imanueli

Baba wa milele Yuko nasi
Imanueli! Imanueli!
Sisi si yatima tuko Naye
Imanueli! Imanueli!
Tukidharualiwa, Yuko nasi
Imanueli Imanueli
Na wakati wa huzuni Yuko nasi
Imanueli! Imanueli!

Imanueli! Imanueli!
Mungu pamoja nasi
Mshauri wa ajabu,
Mfalme wa amani
Imanueli! Imanueli!

Tukipitia shida Yuko nasi
Imanueli! Imanueli!
Kwa njaa na magonjwa Yuko nasi
Imanueli! Imanueli!
Wazazi wakikukana Yuko nawe
Imanueli! Imanueli!
Hata ukikosa lishe Yuko nawe
Imanueli! Imanueli!

Imanueli! Imanueli!
Mungu pamoja nasi
Mshauri wa ajabu,
Mfalme wa amani
Imanueli! Imanueli!

Imanueli! Imanueli!

FAIDA TELE

By Reuben Kigame
(Zaburi 103:2)

Nina faida tele kwasababu Yako Yesu
Dhambi zangu zimeoshwa kwa damu Yako takatifu
Nina faida tele kwasababu Yako Bwana
Mimi ni mshindi, mriithi wa Ufalme Wako

Nimeshinda kifo kwasababu Yako
Kwa kupigwa Kwako uponyaji napata
Shetani ameshindwa hana mamlaka tena
Naimba haleluya, pokea sifa Bwana

Nina faida tele kwasababu Yako Yesu
Dhambi zangu zimeoshwa kwa damu Yako takatifu
Mimi ni mshindi, mriithi wa Ufalme Wako
Nina faida tele kwasababu Yako Bwana

Umeyatuliza maisha yangu
Umenitakasa ni kiumbe kipya
Kama sio Wewe ningekuwa wapi
Nina faida tele maishani mwangu Bwana

Nina faida tele kwasababu Yako Yesu
Dhambi zangu zimeoshwa kwa damu Yako takatifu
Mimi ni mshindi, mriithi wa Ufalme Wako
Nina faida tele kwasababu Yako Bwana

MUNGU MTAKATIFU

By Reuben Kigame

David Yared –umerekodiwa kwa idhini ya mtunzi
E Mungu Wangu, Jehovah Baba
Uliniumba nikuabudu
Uhai Wangu, maisha yangu
nakukabithi E mungu

Jina Lako lina nguvu
Mkono wako watenda makuu
Mimi nitasifu haki Yako
na wema Wako E Baba

Wewe ni Mungu Mtakatifu
Mbingu na nchi zime jawa
Na utukufu wako
We Ni Mungu Mtakatifu

Kwa uwezo Wako ukaniumba,
‘Kanipa uwezo wa kutawala
Viumbe vyote ulivyoumba
Utukuzwe E Mungu

Mimi Baba ni kitu gani
Unanijali jinsi hii
Ulimtuma Mwana Wako
Akanifia E Baba

Wewe ni Mungu Mtakatifu
Mbingu na nchi zimejawa
Na utukufu Wako
Wewe ni Mungu Mtakatifu

Wewe ni Mungu Mtakatifu
Mbingu na nchi zime jawa na utukufu Wako
Wewe Ni Mungu Mtakatifu

Milele yote nitakusifu
Kwa fadhili Zako Mungu
Sitoacha kulitukuza Jina Lako Ewe Mungu

Wewe ni Mungu Mtakatifu
Mbingu na nchi zimejawa
Na utukufu Wako
We ni Mungu Mtakatifu

I HAVE TASTED/NIMEONJA

By Reuben Kigame
(Zaburi 34:8; 1 Petro 2:3)

James Kahero- umerekodiwa kwa hiari ya mtunzi
I have tasted of the Lord and I know that Jesus You are good.
I have tasted of the Lord and I know that Jesus You are good.

I know, I know, I know
Yes I know that Jesus You are good
I know, I know, I know
Yes I know that Jesus You are good

Nimeonja Huyu Yesu
Ninajua Yeye ni mwema
Nimeonja Huyu Yesu
Ninajua Yeye ni mwema

Najua-a, Najua!
Ninajua Yeye ni mwema
Najua-a, Najua!
Ninajua Yeye ni mwema

Kisha mpata Huyu Yesu
Utajua Yeye ni mwema
Kisha mpata Huyu Yesu
Utajua Yeye ni mwema

Najua-a, Najua!
Ninajua Yeya ni mwema
Najua-a, Najua!
Ninajua Yeye ni mwema

I know, I know, I know
Yes I know that Jesus You are good
I know, I know, I know
Yes I know that Jesus You are good

WEWE NI BWANA

By Reuben Kigame
(Yohana 4:23 na 15:13)

Enid Moraa – umerekodiwa kwa idhini ya mtunzi
Wewe ni Bwana, juu ya mabwana
Ufalme wako wadumu milele
Wewe ni Bwana, juu ya mabwana
Umetukuka milele, amina

‘Katoka juu mbinguni
‘Kaja hapa duniani
‘Kamwaga damu kalivari
Ili nipate kombolewa
Nanimeokoka, nimeoshwa dhambi,
Nimekuwa safi, ninakusifu
Milele na milele na milele

Wewe ni Bwana, juu ya mabwana
Ufalme wako wadumu milele
Wewe ni Bwana, juu ya mabwana
Umetukuka milele, amina

Majaribu yaja, shida nazo zaja
Kila siku mbio nikatika vita
Adui hatasita kunimaliza
Nami nimeuona Mkono wa Yesu
Msaada Wangu, Tegemeo Langu, Mwamba Imara, Kwake nasimama
Nimeweka imani kwa Yule Aliye mwaminifu.

Wewe ni Bwana, juu ya mabwana
Ufalme wako wadumu milele
Wewe ni Bwana, juu ya mabwana
Umetukuka milele, amina

TULIA

By Reuben Kigame
(Kutoka 14:14; 2 Wafalme 6:16)

Tulia kaka, tulia dada
Vita ni Vyake Bwana
Hata dhoruba ivume sana
Vita ni Vyake Bwana

Inua macho yako
Umtazame Mwokozi
Wale walionawe wanaziidi
Majeshi ya adui zako

Tulia, tulia, tulia sasa
Sichukue hatua nyingine
Sikiza sauti ya Mungu wako
Akuwazia mema

Inua macho yako
Umtazame Mwokozi
Wale walionawe wanaziidi
Majeshi ya adui zako

Usiogope, Usitikiswe
Usitazame kando
Weka imani kwa Mungu wako
Vita ni Vyake Bwana leo

Inua macho yako
Umtazame Mwokozi
Wale walionawe wanaziidi
Majeshi ya adui zako

NAOMBA UTULIVU

By Reuben Kigame
(Yakobo 4:10; Zaburi 23)

James Kahero-umerekodiwa kwa hiari ya mtunzi
Naomba utulivu nikinyenyekea mbele Zako
Siwezi pekee yangu
Kwasababu mimi ni dhaifu
Naomba nguvu Zako x2

Kamwe mimi siwezi!
Mola nipe uwezo

Bwana ni Mchungaji wa maisha yangu
Sitapungukiwa na kitu
Hunilaza penye majani mabiichi
Huniongoza kwa njia za haki
Katika bonde la mauti Yeye Yu nami
Si ajabu Yeye Hunituliza

Naomba utulivu nikinyenyekea mbele Zako
Siwezi pekee yangu
Kwa sababu mimi ni dhaifu
Naomba nguvu Zako x2

Kamwe mimi siwezi
Mola nipe uwezo

Nani anifaaye ila Mwokozi
Mfariji Wangu, rafiki
Nguzo Yangu na Ngome Yangu
Mwamba Wangu aliye imara
Katika bonde la mauti Yeye Yu nami
Si ajabu Yeye Hunituliza

Naomba utulivu nikinyenyekea mbele Zako
Siwezi pekee yangu
Kwa sababu mimi ni dhaifu
Naomba nguvu Zako…

TUTAONANA TENA

By Reuben Kigame
(1 Wathesalonike 4:13-18, 1 Wacorintho 15: 51-58)

Bwana amuitapo
Mpendwa katika Kristo
Machozi hayaishi kutiririka!
Hakuna maliwazo
Ya kutosha roho zetu
Ila ahadi Yake Bwana wetu

Tutaonana tena, tutaonana tena
Yesu ashukapo mawinguni
Kutunyakua
Msihuzunike kama wasio na tumaini,
Neno latuhakikishia, tutaonana tena

Kufumba na kufumbua
Baragumu iliapo
Tutabadilishwa miili yetu!
Heri walalao katika Kristo Yesu
Kazi na matendo yao
Huwafuata

Tutaonana tena, tutaonana tena
Yesu ashukapo mawinguni
Kutunyakua
Msihuzunike kama wasio na tumaini,
Neno latuhakikishia, tutaonana tena

I’VE BEEN SEARCHING

By Reuben Kigame

I’ve been searching for a long long time
Lord for someone like you
My feet are dusty from the long long walk
I want to rest in you;
My mind is tired and my heart is faint
Searching for the reason to live
You took me in though I came too late
I want everybody to know

Lord you are the reason I sing
You are the one who came to save me
You know my heart so I will bring
My simple praise to Thee.

Like the morning star you shine in my heart
You chase the night away
You saw how my life had fallen apart
You helped me, what can I say!
Your Word is sharper than a double-edged sword
It will keep the devil away
So I will sing of your love O Lord
Until the stars fall down

NEVER ALONE

By Reuben Kigame
(Isaiah 41:10, 43:1-3)

It’s been a long time on this highway
Chilly winds blow every night
Lonely valleys, rocky mountains
And the sun keeps shining bright
I’ve been tired and I’ve been hungryv And I have shed a lot of tears
And I wondered if the Lord was near
I wondered if He loved me still!

Then I heard your sweet voice callin’ me
Sayin’, “son, don’t be afraid
I will guide you with my strong, right hand,
You will never be alone!”

Winding road I walk along
Singin’ every country mile
With you by my side I can’t go wrong
Lord, you really make me smile
Though I see no clear road signs
And the sunset disappears
I’ve seen colours of the rainbow
And your cloud keeps guidin’ me:

SWEET BUNYORE

By Reuben Kigame

Life has been cruel to me
And I have longed for a shoulder to lean on
I have nursed much insomnia
There’s been nothing worth keepin’ for a dream!
I have seen the coldness of the city boys
And the lies of the city girls
O the pain of street children
Perhaps it’s time to go right to the start.

Sweet Bunyore
Do you remember me?
And if I come
Will you receive me?
Sweet Bunyore
Have you a place for me?
Or am I just
A child of fate!?

I hear the mooing of the cows
As they give their scanty milk away
I can smell the evening fires
As the clouds begin to swell again
How I long to hear your rivers flow
And the morning birds begin their praises
As they join the whole creation
In the mighty song to the King of kings.

Bridge:
There’s a place where the heart may find the
answers
And the body find its rest in the evening
‘Tis the story of a tired man
Lost in a world that is lost!!!

BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD

By Reuben Kigame

How I long to go back to my childhood
And sit on my mother’s lap
And hear her sweet voice in the kitchen
As she worked the night away
O it brings me much nostalgia
To think of all my childhood friends
Who gave me all the love that a young boy would
need
That’s why I’m what I am
Yes they gave me all the fun that a young boy
would need
That’s why I’m here today.

Take me back to my childhood
Take me back in time
Where people used to care
With a love so real and rare today!
Let me hear again
The sound of home sweet home!
Bring yesterday back today.

How I long to sit again by the fireside
And feel the smoke right in my eyes
And listen to the animal stories
And share the scanty meal in love
O it gives me much reflection
To feel the joy of growin’ up
And if I lost everything in this crazy world
I’d still thank God for just one thing:
Yes, if I lost everything in this old crazy world
I’ll still thank God for my childhood years.

Bridge:
There’s time for everything under the sun,
A time to be born
And a time to die!

DADDY CAME HOME LAST NIGHT

By Reuben Kigame

Daddy came home last night
‘Twas a shock for the folks who knew well
That if daddy kept drinking
The bottle would kill him
And he had no time for his family
Back home his house started leakin’
And the kids were sent away from school
But thank God for the woman who knelt morn and
night
To pray for his poor wretched soul.

Daddy came home last night
We’re singin’ halleluia Amen
Since then he’s drinkin’ from the
fountain of life
And he says he’ll not go back again.

For years he despised church and Bible
All that he wanted was fame
If you saw him for a moment
You might even have been cheated
That daddy was the happiest man!
But when they told him that his job was over
For they couldn’t stand his drinkin’ anymore
He remembered his Father and cried for His
mercy
And as the angels sang he came runnin’ home.

JACKIE COME BACK HOME

By Reuben Kigame

You slammed the door last night and you went
away
As you told your dad, a preacher-man, you didn’t
want to stay
And mama really cried
As you took the hand of a lonely stranger
So you took the ride
To the city where real freedom just begins!

Jackie please just take the time to listen to
what I say
I think that you are headed for disaster
Sometimes the things you wish to keep are
the things to give away
So Jackie come back home
You are losing a golden chance for a broken
Heart

You’ve tried the ways of the city twilight girls
And you climbed the ranks to a beauty queen, you
know the latest curls
But there you are
Sitting on the street so broken hearted
Yes, there you are
Sick and tired of all that life can bring
You thought the Word of God was an ancient
dream
The kind of thing the civilized must fight and throw
away
Please hear me now
It’s the only thing that will help you, Jackie
Come back home
Daddy longs to take you back again.

WHAT A SUNDAY MORNING

By Reuben Kigame

What a Sunday morning a new day dawning
When Jesus came right into my heart
Like a cannon blast He blew away my past
And made me a brand new man
He washed away my sins sat me with kings
He removed all my guilt and my shame
He brought me a smile and in every while
He keeps me moving on

He’s the Rock of Ages, wiser than sages
He is the bright and morning star
The Prince of peace and the King of kings
Almighty God is His name!
The waves obey Him, the demons tremble
At the sound of His awesome voice
I love Him so much and wherever I search
I find no other like Him.

When I’m hungry and when I’m thirsty
He is my water and my bread
Through the valley of death I will fear no evil
He is my good shepherd friend
Through the ugly night, He is the light
With him I’ll make it home
He is my song, and I can’t go wrong
For He keeps me movin’ on

JESUS YOU ARE THE LORD

By Reuben Kigame

Jesus you are the King of kings
Jesus you are the Lord
Jesus you are the Living One
You are the first and the last
Jesus you are the Prince of peace
Jesus you are my Friend
Jesus you are the Risen One
Jesus you are the Lord

I will bow down and worship you
You give me reason to live
I love you more than anything
I give myself to You
Take me now and make me fully yours

Jesus you are the Mighty God
Wonderful Counsellor
Jesus you are the coming King
Jesus you are the Lord
Jesus you are the Bread of life
You are the door for the sheep
Light of the world You are the vine
Jesus you are the Lord

Here is my heart my mind my strength
Use me dear Lord as you wish
There is no one who compares with You
Jesus you are the Lord, Jesus you are the Lord.
I say Jesus you are the Lord, Jesus you are the
Lord.

GOSPEL COUNTRY

By Reuben Kigame

When my heart is down I lift my eyes to thee
And when I see your holy face my problems flee;
I wonder why I ever doubted your power to set me
free
So in this song I say I love you so,
I love you so.

So let me go Gospel Country,
Lord I know that this music fills my soul
And I know that there above in heaven
You love to hear us sing
From the bottom of our hearts
As we give you praise.

In the morning, Lord, I’ll play you my guitar
And sing to you a joyful song with all my heart;
And when the day is done I’ll praise you
And exalt your holy name,
So with my voice I sing this country song,
This country song.

NIGHT IS HERE

By Reuben Kigame

Night is here, the day is gone
The stars are dim, the moon refuse’ to shine
And I am here alone
I hear the sound of a distant call
Persuading me to brave the narrow way
But I am so afraid.

Lord, it makes no sense to me
To walk a path I cannot see
But I guess that’s part of the mystery
The grace you’ve shown to me
‘Tis the story of faith
And faith alone!

Night is here, the day is gone
I long for someone who will hold my hand
And walk with me along
I lift my eyes to the cloudy skies
The thunder sounds, the rain begins to fall
Dear God I need your hand!

VOICE FROM A COUNTRY BOY

By Reuben Kigame

You pack your bags and start the journey
Folks and buddies gather now to witness
Many dreams come true
Hand in hand you risk a road you’ve never walked
before
And all you know is what you have been told!
As Papa gives his little girl away
Mama fights the teardrops in her eyes
Wondering if the joy they see today
Will be the story of the years ahead!

But there’s a voice from a country boy sayin’
“There’s a Man who’s walked this road
Take His hand and walk with Him
He’ll tell you all about what lies ahead. “

You climb the mountains, cross the rivers
Now and then you stumble and you fall
And then it’s growing dark!
The devil checks on you and throws temptation all
around
To see if you will listen to his voice
But if you fix your eyes on Jesus Christ
There’s a candle that will light your journey home
And as He takes you gently by His hand
You’ll surely make it on the narrow way!

THANK YOU FRIEND

By Reuben Kigame

Thank you friend for being there
I could go just about everywhere
But never find someone like you!
Deep in your heart I am sure
There is room big enough full of love so pure
For a tired, fainting pilgrim like me.
Judging by the times I’ve spent with you
I could only say I thank the Lord for knowing you
And I cherish the prayers – and the open ear!
And thank you for the shoulder
I’ve cried on many times
And thank you for the laughter
And the smile that keeps on warming my heart.

The world is full of many things
That thrill the heart of man
The world is full of people
That come and go
The world is full of beauty
From the mountains to the seas
But none is like my very special friend!

When everyone had turned away
And all I could do was watch and pray
You took the time to be with me!
Through the silence you spoke so many words
You made me fly higher than the birds
And tonight if I should pass away
I would know I had a friend like you!

Bridge:
We celebrate the strong and mighty warrior,
And we sing our praise for the beauty of the sky;
But who will remember
To praise God for a friend?
That person who will stand with you
Yesterday, today and tomorrow!

WHEN I WAS A BOY

By Reuben Kigame

When I was a boy
Just immersed in toy’
I never really knew the world could be
So harsh for me!
I was busy at play
I liked modelling clay
Then slowly I began to find
At three I became blind.
Some precious years went by
Mama had to try
And Papa never really just played it cool
I soon went to school
I learned to read and write
The future seemed so bright
But later it all became so tough
My learning wasn’t enough.

If Jesus never died for me
Where would I find this peace I know?
His grace and His love are enough for me
And with this one thing my heart overflows
Yes, with this my heart overflows.

Sometimes I wish I could see
I know it mustn’t be
‘Coz the light of Jesus inside me
Is enough for me
I need no sympathy
Not even empathy
‘Coz a miracle took place in my heart
When Jesus filled every part.
I’ve tried surgery
It led to misery
I know that money cannot buy
This joy that will never die
I’ve tried philosophy
And some theology
But they never really gave me the peace of mind
That I tried so hard to find.

LOVELY MOMBASA

By Reuben Kigame
(1 Wathesalonike 4:13-18, 1 Wacorintho 15: 51-58)

When I walk along your sandy beach
I see the ocean blue beneath the sky
It makes me feel, in heaven when I reach,
I’ll see the crystal sea where men don’t die.

Lovely Mombasa let me sing
Of how your lovely beauty speaks to me
In you I see the wisdom of my King
Who made the world and all in six days be!

When I look at your wavy, troubled sea
And how your mighty winds the waters roll
It makes me think of Christ who rescued me
From such a troubled world of sin and fall.

CRY THE PAIN

By Reuben Kigame

Cry the pain across the hill
For a city that is burning
Cry the pain and then be still
And help the people mourning
Did they have to build the bomb
To tell the hatred story
And did we have to dig a tomb
To quell the mystery?

Cry the pain and join the song
For the City in the Sun (Nairobi)
Cry the pain and then be strong
God’s justice will be done;
Cry the pain for the Haven of Peace
(Dar-es-Salaam)
For the mother, father and child
For one day all the pain will cease
From the city to the wild.
(Isaiah 11:1-10; Revelation 21:1-4)

Cry the pain across the sea
For they cannot save them all
Lay aside your cup of tea
And hear the children call
Cry the pain and don’t forget
The unity in tragedy
Cry the pain and don’t you let
This lesson roll away!

MINI-BUS RIDE

By Reuben Kigame

You leave home in the morning
It’s time to go to work
You wish to board a taxi
But you do not have a cent
Your neighbour lends you bus fare
Hopin’ soon you’ll pay it back
And so you board a mini-bus
And it’s time for hell to break loose again!

They pack you like sardines and they will
squeeze you to the seat
Another man picks your pocket and takes
your bus ticket home
They shout at you and call you names, you
wish you didn’t board
But the angry boss will never understand!

As the driver takes the corner
There’s a pothole on the road
So he swerves but hits a cyclist
Who’s peddling against the time
No one keeps the traffic rules
No one seems to understand
That any time someone could die
From the madness and the selfishness we see.

BABA YETU

By Reuben Kigame

Baba yetu wa mbinguini
Tunaleta sifa Kwako
Wewe hulinganishwi
Na yeyote duniani
Mbingu na nchi zakusifu
Jua na mwezi vyakutukuza
Wanyama wa pori , ndege wa angani
Sifa tele kwako Bwana

Hoiyee – sifa zetu
Hoiyee – ni zako zote
Hoiyee – usifiwe
Hoiyee – milele Bwana

Tukiomba kwako Baba
Sikio lako li wazi kwetu
Macho yako yatuona
Sisi watoto wako
Ulimtoa Yesu
Mwana wako wa pekee
Alikufa msalabani
Sasa tuko huru
Chorus

NITAIMBA SIFA ZAKO

By Reuben Kigame

Nitaimba sifa zako
Kwa kinywa change
Kwa sababu wema wako umenijaza
Mwili wangu roho yangu takutukuza
Njooni nyote na muonje
Wema wake Mungu

Leo ndiyo siku Bwana amefanya
Sote tufurahi tumshangilie

Tumtukuzeni
Tumshangilie
Tumuinue
Anastahili
Tumtangazeni
Tumsujudu
Tumchezee
Yeye ni Bwana

Nitachukua chombo change
Nimchezee Bwana
Kwa kinubi na matari nitamtukuza
Mataifa njooni nyote
Sasa tumpe shangwe
Nchi bahari viumbe vyote
Sifuni Bwana.

SIFUNI MUNGU

By Reuben Kigame
(Zab. 150)

Sifuni Mungu katika patakatifu pake
Haleluya
Msifuni katika anga la uwezo wake
Haleluya

Ayeee
Haleluya x4

Msifuni kwa matendo yake makuu
Haleluya
Kwa kadri ya wingi wa ukuu wake
Haleluya

Kwa mvumo wa baragumu ayeee
Haleluya
Msifuni kwa kinanda na kinubi ayeee
Haleluya

Msifuni kwa matari na kucheza ayeee
Haleluya
Msifuni kwa zeze na firimbi ayeee
Haleluya

Msifuni kwa matoazi yaliyayo ayeee
Haleluya
Kila mwenye pumzi amsifuu ayeee
Haleluya

OMBI LANGU

By Reuben Kigame
(Zab 42: 1-2, Zab 121: 1 – 2)

Kama ayala anatamani
Maji huko jangwani
Roho yangu inatamani
Uso wa Baba yangu
Natamani nifike sasa
Niabudu mbele zako
Natamani kukuishia
Hili ni ombi langu

Nitainua macho yangu
Nitazame milimani
Msaada wangu watoka wapi
Kweli ni kwako Bwana
Wewe ni Mungu wangu
Wewe ni mwamba wangu
Wewe mpenzi wangu
Wewe Mwokozi wangu

Siku nyingi nimetumika
Kwa kazi yako Bwana
Lakini sitaki Bwana
Nikose kuona Wewe
Hili ni ombi langu, hili ni ombi langu
Hili ni ombi langu, hili ni ombi langu

Natamani kuingia mbinguni kwa Baba yangu
(Natamani kuingia mbinguni kwa Baba yangu)
Natamani kuingia mbinguni kwa Baba yangu …
Huko kuna raha ya ajabu …
Huko kuna uzima sawa sawa …
Natamani kumuona Bwana Yesu Mwokozi wangu …
Natamani kumwona Bwana Yesu kipenzi changu ….
Yeye ukimwona anang’ara …
Yeye ukimfahamu ni uzima tele tele …
Hili ni ombi langu la milele
(hili ni ombi langu, ni ombi langu)
Kufika kwake …
Kumtumikia …
Kumfahamu …
Ni ombi langu …

NITAINUA MACHO YANGU

By Reuben Kigame
(Zab. 121: 1 – 4)

Nitainua macho yangu
Nitazame milimani
Msaada wangu watoka wapi
Ninajua ni kwake Bwana

Anilindaye halali
Ninajua hasinzii
Nitokapo niingiapo
Kweli najua
Ninajua yuko name

Yeye ni Bwana wa mabwana
Yeye Mfalme wa wafalme
Mshauri wa ajabu
Kimbilio maishani

HERI MASIKINI WA ROHO

By Reuben Kigame
(Mat 5:1-10)

Heri masikini wa roho
Ufalme wa mbinguni ni wao
Heri wenye huzuni
Maana watafarijika
Heri wenye upole
Hao watairithi nchi
Heri wenye njaa na kiu ya haki
Maana hao watashibishwa

Bwana, ee Bwana
Nisaidie kuyafuata haya yote
Bwana, ee Bwana
Naomba moyo safi siku zote

Heri wenye rehema
Hao watapata rehema
Heri wenye moyo safi
Hao watamuona Mungu
Heri wapatanishi
Wataitwa wana wa Mungu
Heri wenye kuudhiwa kwa haki
Ufalme wa mbingu ni wao

MUNGU BABA

By Reuben Kigame
(Mat 6: 9- 13)

Mungu Baba we
Twakupenda
Twakushukuru Baba
Twakuabudu

Jina Lako litukuzwe
Duniani kama mbinguni
Ufalme wako uje
Na utakalo lifanyike
Utupe leo riziki yetu
Utusamehe makosa yetu
Vile twasamehe waliotukosea
Usitutie majaribuni Baba
Utuokoe kwake mwovu shetani

Kwa neno lako mbingu kaumbika
Kwa neno lako nchi yashangilia
Uwepo wako upo kati ya nchi na mbingu
Twakusifu kwa mambo haya
Ndege angani wanakusifu
Wanyama pori wakutegemea
Viumbe vyote wakushukuru Baba
Nchi yote yashangilia

FADHILI ZAKE NI ZA MILELE

By Reuben Kigame
(Zab. 136)

Mshukuruni Bwana
Kwa kuwa ni mwema
Kwa maana fadhili zake
Ni za milele

Shukuruni Mungu wa miungu
(Fadhili zake ni za milele)
Shukuruni Bwana wa mabwana…
Amefanya maajabu…
Yeye alifanya mbingu na nchi…

Amefanya mianga mikubwa …
Jua litawale mchana …
Mwezi na nyota usiku …
Katandaza nchi juu ya maji …

Aliyegawa bahari ya shamu …
Akavusha waisiraeli …
Aliyemshinda Farau …
Na majeshi yake yote…

Yeye aliyetukumbuka …
Katika unyonge wetu …
Atuokoaye na watesi …
Mungu kweli ni wa ajabu …

POKEA SIFA

By Reuben Kigame

Pokea sifa
Bwana pokea sifa
Jina lako litukuzwe
Bwana pokea sifa

Umeumba vyote viishivyo
Bwana pokea sifa
Dunia, jua na mweze
Bwana pokea sifa

Malaika wakuabudu
Bwana pokea sifa
Ulimwengu tuna kuabudu
Bwana pokea sifa

Enzi yako ni ya milele
Bwana pokea sifa
Milele hata milele
Bwana pokea sifa

Utukufu wote ni kwako
Bwana pokea sifa
Sifa zote zako milele
Bwana pokea sifa

SINA MUNGU MWINGINE

By Reuben Kigame
(Zab 73: 25 – 26)

Sina Mungu mwingine
Wa kutegemea
Mbinguni na duniani
Hapana mwingine
Sina cha kupendeza
Wala cha faida
Ila wewe Bwana wangu
Mungu wa milele

Mwili na roho yangu
Vyaweza zimia
Bali Mungu ndiye nguvu
Za uhai wangu
Yeye sehemu yangu
Milele daima
Nitaingia hema yake
Na sifa zake kuu

Ni nani mwingine
Ajazaye roho yangu
Na kunipa raha kamili
Ni nani semeni
Akomboaye mwanadamu
Na kumshindia shetani.

NITATANGAZA NENO

By Reuben Kigame

Nitatangaza neno lake Bwana
Kwa mataifa mbali mbali leo
(Echo)
Nitatangaza neno lake Bwana
Kwa mataifa mbali mbali leo
(Echo)
Tuimbe na tumsifu Bwana

Kisii version
Luo version
Luhya version
Kikuyu version
Kamba version

WORDS CAN NEVER TELL

By Reuben Kigame
(inspired by the Song of Songs)

Since you came to me
I am a happy man,
Since you gave me your heart
I’m not the same
you took my night away
Gave me a brand new start
you’re the answer to my prayer
I love you so

Words can never tell
How much i love you
Words can never tell
How much i care
Words can never tell
What God has done for me
Words can never tell
What you mean to me.

When you go away
I feel like i could die
When you hold my hand
I feel i’m alive
And girl your tender voice
Is more than music to me
And Honey i must confess
Your pretty all through

(Words can never tell................)*2

NIGHT IS HERE

By Reuben Kigame
(see Psalm 102 )

Night is here, the day is gone
The stars are dim, the moon refuse’ to shine
And I am here alone
I hear the sound of a distant call
Persuading me to brave the narrow way
But I am so afraid.

Lord, it makes no sense to me
To walk a path I cannot see
But I guess that’s part of the mystery
The grace you’ve shown to me
‘Tis the story of faith
And faith alone!

Night is here, the day is gone
I long for someone who will hold my hand
And walk with me along
I lift my eyes to the cloudy skies
The thunder sounds, the rain begins to fall
Dear God I need your hand!

WATER FROM YOUR OWN WELL

By Reuben Kigame
(Proverbs 5:15-23)

Jimmy thought the grass was greener on the other side
And so he tried just one more time to cross the line
Said she was the perfect girl
Sweeter than his wife, more precious than pearl
Never knew if the grass is green
It may be growing on a sewer

Drink water from your own well
Running water from your own cistern
Let the water be yours alone
And never share it with a stranger
May your fountain be blessed
Rejoice in the wife of your youth
Captivated by her sweet, sweet love
Drink water from your well

Mary thought she could get away with a bit of fun
She took the bus and spent the night away from home
Heavy with another man’s child
The doctor said to her
Mary, your HIV positive too
Then he whispered in her ear
I have one more thing to say to you Mary:
(drink water from your own well........)
My son pay attention to my wisdom
Draw close by and live
(drink water from your own well.........

ELDORET

By Reuben Kigame
(Inspired by Matthew 25:31-46)

If he walked on your dark streets tonight
What would he see
If he came for lunch at your house
What would you serve him
if he came as a street boy to you
Would you have room for him
And if he came like a stranger in rags
What would you do

Eldoret
Land of the happy and free
Eldoret
Land of the runners of fame
What if
Jesus would visit today
Eldoret
Would you be ready for him?


I see all your green fields today
Your children can swim in milk
I see all your churches are full
The market is full of food
But why do i see so much pain
my people still live in tents
The widow and the orphan in need
what will you say.

( Eldoret land of the happy and free.............)
( Eldoret land of the happy and free.............)

I’M IN LOVE

By Reuben Kigame
(inspired by Song of Songs)

There comes a time when all is gone
All your dreams have been shattered
And you feel you are all alone
And there is nothing worth living for
And then there comes a miracle
That your mind can’t explain
But for which your heart keeps on pounding
That’s the story that now makes me sing
A song of love and say
I’m in love, I’m in love,
I’m in love With a girl of my dreams
She has cried with me
And she has laughed with me
I’m in love with a blessed girl.

I’m in love, I’m in love,
I’m in love with a blessing from above
she stole my heart
And loves me as i am
am in love with Julie

What can I give to the Lord on high
For this greatest gift of all
He gave me more than i could ask for
All i will do is just sing this song
Sing this song and say
(I’m in love ...........)
What can i give
What can i say
To the Lord on high
He’s blessed me so
I praise his name
i praise his name
(I’m in love ...........)

FOR A TIME AS THIS

By Reuben Kigame
(Psalm 90:12)

Everyone’s got just only one life
Today your here but tomorrow your gone
May be a preacher may be husband or wife
May be anonymous or very well known
Whether you’re rich or whether you’re poor
There is a reason why you’re still around

For a time as this you are here
For a time as this your around
For a time as this you were born
For a time as this your alive
For a time as this we look to you
For a time as this make a difference today

When all has been said and done
You’re looking back to every chance you had
How many hearts did you break or heal
How many folks will say you let us down
If God would give you just one more chance
would you remember what i’m talking about
(for a time as this.......)
(Woooo)
you are alive for a time as this
(for a time as this.......)

THANK YOU FRIEND

By Reuben Kigame
(inspired by Song of Songs)

Thank you friend for being there
I could go just about everywhere
But never find someone like you!
Deep in your heart I am sure
There is room big enough full of love so pure
For a tired, fainting pilgrim like me.
Judging by the times I’ve spent with you
I could only say I thank the Lord for knowing you
And I cherish the prayers – and the open ear!
And thank you for the shoulder
I’ve cried on many times
And thank you for the laughter
And the smile that keeps on warming my heart.

The world is full of many things
That thrill the heart of man
The world is full of people
That come and go
The world is full of beauty
From the mountains to the seas
But none is like my very special friend!

When everyone had turned away
And all I could do was watch and pray
You took the time to be with me!
Through the silence you spoke so many words
You made me fly higher than the birds
And tonight if I should pass away
I would know I had a friend like you!

Bridge:
We celebrate the strong and mighty warrior,
And we sing our praise for the beauty of the sky;
But who will remember
To praise God for a friend?
That person who will stand with you
Yesterday, today and tomorrow!

GOODBYE MERCY

By Reuben Kigame

Goodbye Mercy goodbye Love
It’s really hard for me to sing this song
I know that you are in a better place
But did you really have to go?
How shall i now find the way
You were truly such a light for me
You were all a friend could ever be
Thanks for walking by my side

Death is such a cruel enemy
It took the very best from me
And i guess i’ll never understand
Till i see you once again


Goodbye Mercy goodbye Love
But did you really have to die that way?
Nothing really could absorb my tears
Except that Resurrection smile
Thank you for our pretty Girls
And the mem’ries of the 15 years
Thanks for such a powerful Godly life
And for the sunshine and the rain

(Death is such a cruel enemy ..........)
(and i guessI’ll never understand
Till I see you once again....)

WHERE ROSES NEVER FADE

By Reuben Kigame

I am going to a city
where the streets with gold are laid
Where the tree of life is blooming
and the roses never fade

Here they bloom but for a season
soon their beauty is decayed
But i am going to a city
where the roses never fade

In this world we have our troubles
Satan’s snares we must evade
But we’ll be free from all temptations
where the roses never fade
(Here they bloom..........)

Loved ones gone to be with Jesus
in their robes of white arrayed
They are waiting for my coming
where the roses never fade
(here they bloom...........)*2
Where the roses never fade.

HE LIVES

By Reuben Kigame

Once i was a sinner
heading to death
I didn’t know the saviour
who died for me

He lives he lives
within my soul
He reigns he reigns
within my heart
he walks with me
And talks to me
along the narrow way
He walks with me
and talks with me
Along life’s narrow way
praise the lord
praise the Lord
praise his name


i met a man
his name is Jesus
he said i am the way
the truth and the life

(he lives he lives......)

Behold the lamb of God
who takes away my sin
Behold the lamb of God
who died at calvary
Behold the lamb ofGod
who rose from the dead
Behold the lamb of God
who is coming soon
(He lives he lives..........)

WHO WILL HELP THE REFUGEE

By Reuben Kigame
(inspired by the Somali crisis 1991-1992)

Born in a land that is aching from the pain of civil war
Children pick up mines to play with
And down the street they go
Papa shoots himself in horror
And mama dies of broken heart
Who will help the refugees
Who will help the refugees
Who will take some time to pray for peace
Who will give his life away
Or give a place for them to stay
Who will help the refugees
Give some food and don’t let them to freeze
Who will help the refugees
Sailing to safety a mother gives birth
to a baby boy
There is no doctor or midwife to help her
She bleeds and dies;
There’s anguish, grief and lack of joy
As millions starve and question why
Who will help the refugees?

Chorus.

Out in a country that’s hostile
To the plight of the refugees
They kill a man for being a foreigner
From a different race;
In camps they wait for hope tomorrow
In the midst of mis’ry an disease
Who will help the refugees?
Chorus.

Who will help the refugees?

SIMPLE MAN

By Reuben Kigame
(1 Timothy 6:6-10)

I’m a simple man
with no big history
I want to live my life
in simplicity
A simple house and a simple car
A simple garden
a kiss in the morning
Children laughing
that’s my peace
I don’t need silver and gold
I don’t need worldwide fame
I’ve got Jesus am a wealthy man
He’s got a mansion prepared for me

I love my wife
and i love my kids
I love the farmer who brings me milk
i love the guavas
and i love the corn
the smell of dung
And the smell of hay
that is me
(i don’t need silver and gold........)*2
(i don’t need silver and gold........)*2
(i don’t need silver and gold........)*2

WHEN I WHEN I WAS A BOY

By Reuben Kigame
(real life story)

When I was a boy
Just immersed in toy’
I never really knew the world could be
So harsh for me!
I was busy at play
I liked modelling clay
Then slowly I began to find
At three I became blind.
Some precious years went by
Mama had to try
And Papa never really just played it cool
I soon went to school
I learned to read and write
The future seemed so bright
But later it all became so tough
My learning wasn’t enough.

If Jesus never died for me
Where would I find this peace I know?
His grace and His love are enough for me
And with this one thing my heart overflows
Yes, with this my heart overflows.

Sometimes I wish I could see
I know it mustn’t be
‘Coz the light of Jesus inside me
Is enough for me
I need no sympathy
Not even empathy
‘Coz a miracle took place in my heart
When Jesus filled every part.
I’ve tried surgery
It led to misery
I know that money cannot buy
This joy that will never die
I’ve tried philosophy
And some theology
But they never really gave me the peace of mind

CRY THE PAIN

By Reuben Kigame
(in reference to the boming of the us embassies
in Nairobi and dar-es –salaam)

Cry the pain across the hill
For a city that is burning
Cry the pain and then be still
And help the people mourning
Did they have to build the bomb
To tell the hatred story
And did we have to dig a tomb
To quell the mystery?

Cry the pain and join the song
For the City in the Sun (Nairobi)
Cry the pain and then be strong
God’s justice will be done;
Cry the pain for the Haven of Peace
(Dar-es-Salaam)
For the mother, father and child
For one day all the pain will cease
From the city to the wild.
(Isaiah 11:1-10; Revelation 21:1-4)

Cry the pain across the sea
For they cannot save them all
Lay aside your cup of tea
And hear the children call
Cry the pain and don’t forget
The unity in tragedy
Cry the pain and don’t you let
This lesson roll away!

SWEET BUNYORE

By Reuben Kigame

(a song of nostalgia)
Life has been cruel to me
And I have longed for a shoulder to lean on
I have nursed much insomnia
There’s been nothing worth keepin’ for a dream!
I have seen the coldness of the city boys
And the lies of the city girls
O the pain of street children
Perhaps it’s time to go right to the start.

Sweet Bunyore
Do you remember me?
And if I come
Will you receive me?
Sweet Bunyore
Have you a place for me?
Or am I just
A child of fate!?

I hear the mooing of the cows
As they give their scanty milk away
I can smell the evening fires
As the clouds begin to swell again
How I long to hear your rivers flow
And the morning birds begin their praises
As they join the whole creation
In the mighty song to the King of kings.

Bridge:
There’s a place where the heart may find the
answers
And the body find its rest in the evening
‘Tis the story of a tired man
Lost in a world that is lost!!!

DUNIA NI SHANGWE

(By Reuben Kigame and Philip Nthiwa, 1991)

Chorus:

Dunia ni shangwe
Yesu kafufuka
Mauti kashinda
Bwana Yesu yuko hai. X2


Juu mtini
Ela elai
Kilio chake kwa ajili yetu
Mimi nawe
Uchungu mwingi
Alipitia
Kuteswa kwake kwa ajili yetu
Mimi nawe

Chorus.

Taji ya miiba
Alivalishwa
Kuteswa kwake kwa ajili yetu
Mimi nawe
Ubavu wake
Kachomwa mkuki
Uchungu wake kwa ajili yetu
Mimi nawe

Chorus

Alilazwa kaburini
Kifo chake kwa ajili yetu
Mimi nawe
Siku ya tatu
Akafufuka
Ushindi wake kwa ajili yetu
Mimi nawe

Chorus x2

Chorus x3

SIMBA NGURUMA

By Edward Lubembe

Simba nguruma aa-ah
Simba nguruma aa-ah
Simba nguruma aa-aah
Simba nguruma aa-ah

Simba wa Yuda namsikia akinguruma
Kule kuzimu ee
Tembeo lake kule latetemesha
Tembeo lake kule latetemesha

Shetani oo kule atetemeka
Mapepo oo kule yanatoroka
Shetani oo kule atetemeka
Mapepo oo kule yanatoroka

Amewapiga pigo la milele

Simba nguruma aa-ah
Simba nguruma aa-ah
Simba nguruma aa-aah
Simba nguruma aa-ah x2

Sisi tunakiri Simba wa Yuda
Yuko hai ooo yuko hai
Tena kifo hakimuwezi
Aamefufuka ooo amefufuka
Tena atawala ooo
Atawala ooo atawala
Tena anarudi
Anarudi ooo anarudi
Kutunyakua, kutuchukua

Huyu Simba wa Yudah
Yuko hai ooo Yuko hai
Tena kifo hakimuwezi
Amefufuka ooo amefufuka
Na tena ana mamlaka yote
Atawala ooo atawala
Juu ya nguvu za giza

Nafurahi anarudi
Anarudi ooo anarudi
Kutuchukua, Kutunyakua

WHO IS THIS MAN?

By Anonymous composer from Zimbabwe
(Adapted, lyrically improved and translated into Kiswahili
By Reuben Kigame, August, 2016,
used by permission of Isaiah 61 Ministries, Masvingo, Zimbabwe)

Who is this man
Who is this man
Who is this man
I ask today

The blind can see
The deaf can hear
The lame can walk
Who is this man

Who is this man
Who is this man
Who is this man
Who is this man

Some say He is Elijah
Some say Jeremiah
Some say He is only a prophet
But I ask you
Who is this man

The sick are healed
The dead are raised
The demons tremble at His voice
Who is this man

I call Him Jesus
I call Him Lord
I call Him Messiah
The Lamb of God

I call Him Healer
I call Him Friend
He is the King of kings
The Lord of lords
The One who is to come
Tell me tell me His name

His name is Jesus
His Name is Jesus
His Name is Jesus
The Son of God

His name is Jesus
His Name is Jesus
His Name is Jesus
The King of Kings

Ni nani huyu
Ni nani huyu
Ni nani huyu
Ninauliza x2

Vipofu wanaona
Viziwi wasikia
Viwete watembea
Ni nani huyu?

Wagonjwa wanapona
Wenye njaa waashibishwa
Waafu wafufuliwa
Ni nani huyu

Ni nani huyu
Ni nani huyu
Ni nani huyu
Ninauliza

Watu wanasema eti yeye ni Eliya
Wengine wanasema Yeremia
Wengine wanasema yeye ni nabii pekee yake
Lakini nataka mufahamu siku ya leo ni nani kwangu

Ninamwita Yesu
Ninamwita Bwana
Ninamwita Maasihi
Mwana wa Mungu x7

USIFADHAIKE

(By Reuben Kigame, April, 2016)

Usifadhaike ndugu yangu we
Ule nini unywe nini kila siku
Ama uvae nini dada yangu we
Baba yako wa Mbinguni ashughulika
Asema – u wa thamani kuliko wale ndege
Was’opanda wala kuvuna
Na tena – u wa thamani kuliko na maua
Ooo – ya kondeni

Usifadhaike mteule we
Majaribu na maonjo kila upande
Umedharauliwa na kusemwa-semwe
Hata Imani yako yadidimia
Asema, anafahamu wewe una nguvu ndogo
Lakini umesimama
Na tena, yuko nawe hadi mwisho wa dahari
Kwa hivyo, usifadhaike

Usifadhaike o mjane we
Mliyeishi naye amekuacha
Na watoto wako sasa ni yatima e
Marafiki na jamii wametoroka
Asema, anasikia sauti ya mjane ooo amwitapo
Na tena yeye ni baba wa yatima wote
Ooo usifadhaike

Unalia nini ndugu yangu we
Kodi ya nyumba huna na kazi huna
Na watoto wako hawana karo
Hata huko shuleni wamefukuzwa
oo-oo – anasema we ni wa maana sana
Kuliko vyote
Na tena – umeandikwa kwa kiganja chake
Kwa hivyo usifadhaike

Usijaribu kufadhaika
Usifadhaike ooo usifadhaike
Yeye ana hesabu ya nywele zako
Usifadhaike ooo usifadhaike
Ukifadhaika utakonda
Usifadhaike ooo usifadhaike
E kaka yangu
Usifadhaike ooo usifadhaike

Yeye anajua kesho
Usifadhaike ooo usifadhaike

Usifadhaike mami
Usifadhaike ooo usifadhaike

Mtoto usifadhaike
Usifadhaike ooo usifadhaike

UMEAHIDI

(By Reuben Kigame, September, 2016)

Chorus:
Umeahidi wewe Bwana – huniachi
Hadi mwisho wa dahari ulisema – Huniachi
Wewe ni Mungu uliye mwaminifu – Siku zote
Mimi ninaiweka Imani yangu kwako Baba

Nipitiapo maji mengi au moto huniachi
Unalijua jina langu ewe Bwana, huniachi
Unatengeneza njia hata mito kule jangwani
Wewe ndiwe Alfa na Omega, huniachi

Chorus

Uliwalinda Waisiraeli kule jangwani
Ukamtoa Danieli kutoka tundu la simba
Wewe huwainua na wanyonge siku zote
Watuepusha na hatari kila siku usifiwe!

Chorus

Baba hata mama wanaweza kunikana
Marafiki nao wanaweza nigeuka
Mara kwa mara maadui wanizunguka
Nitaishi kwa ahadi yako Bwana - huniachi

NALISIKIA SAUTI

By Horatius Bonar
(Tby translation Reuben Kigame)

Nalisikia sauti
Yesu akisema
Njoo kwangu mchovu pumzika
Kifuani mwangu
Nalikuja kwake Yesu
Huzuni moyoni.
Nikapata pumziko
Alinipa raha

Chorus:

Twaeni nira yangu
Jifunzeni kwangu
Nira yangu rahisi
Mzigo Wangu mwepesi
Mzigo Wangu mwepesi

Nalisikia sauti
Yesu akisema
Chota unywe, mwenye kiu
Maji ya uzima
Chemichemi yake Yesu
Ilinifufua
Kiu changu kiliisha
Sasa ninaishi

Nalisikia sauti
Yesu akisema
Ndimi nuru ya ulimwengu
Kwangu utang’ara
Kwake Yesu nilipata
Nuru ya uzima
Nitatembea daima
Naye safarini

NIJIFICHE WAPI

(By Reuben Kigame, August 2016)

Nijifiche wapi
Jicho lako laniona
Niende wapi
Kuepuka roho wako
Usiku kwako ni kama mchana
Hata giza haliwezi kunificha

Chorus:
E Mungu nichunguze
Ujue moyo Wangu
Nijaribu Uyajue
Mawazo yangu yote
Baba x2


Nijifiche wapi
Nilalapo uko nami
Nitawaza nini
Wafahamu kila kitu
Maarifa yako kweli ni ajabu
Ulinijua kabla kuzaliwa

Chorus

NITUMIE LUGHA GANI

(By Reuben Kigame, October, 2015)

Nitumie lugha gani
Kutangaza ukuu wako
E Mungu Wangu
Hufanananishwi
Nitumie sauti gani
Kuimba nyimbo zako
Umetukuka
Una mamlaka yote

CHORUS:
Ningekuwa na ndimi elfu moja
Ningetangaza Jina lako dunia nzima
Ningekuwa na uwezo mkubwa sana
Ningepamba dunia nzima kwa jina lako
E Bwana

Elimu ya mwanadamu
Na ndimi za malaika
Hazitoshi kusimulia
Hekima, fahamu yako
Uweza na upendo wako
E Bwana
umetukuka sana

CHORUS.
Nyota ngurumo bahari umeumba
Ndege na Wanyama wakutegemea
Samaki, wadudu, majani vyote vyako
Sisi wana wako tuseme nini

CHORUS.

SABABU ELFU KUMI (Ten Thousand Reasons)

By Matt Redman
Kiswahili translation July, 2013 by Reuben Kigame

Chorus

Hebu sifu Bwana
E moyo wangu
Sifu jina lake
Imba kabisa
E Moyo
Abudu jina lake

Liinukapo jua siku mpya
Nitaimba wimbo wako
Cho chote kijacho maishani mwangu
Hadi jioni nitakuimbia

Mwingi wa upendo mpole wa hasira
Jina lako kuu, moyo mpole;
Kwa wema wako nitaimba milele
Sababu elfu kumi moyoni.

Na siku ya mwisho nguvu zikiisha
Wakati wangu wa kuja kwako
Moyo wangu bado takuimbia
Sababu elfu kumi milele

KILE UNACHOPANDA

By REdward Lubembee

Watu wengi wanapanda
Mbegu nyingi duniani
Bila hata kuchunguza
Ili wafahamu ya kuwa
Yale mavuno yatakayotoka
Yote ni yao
Kabisa. X2

Bwana Mungu hubariki
Wale wote humfuata
Na kupanda mbegu nzuri
Hao maisha yao ni mema
Ukiwachunguza kwa makini
Utaona
Baraka

Kile unachopanda
Ndicho utakachovuna
Kile unachopanda
Ndicho utakachovuna
Sababu Mungu wetu
Hadanganyiki
Sababu Mungu wetu
Hadanganyiki
Hata Kidogo

CHORUS

Kile unachopanda
Ndicho utakachovuna
Mungu Hadanganyiki
Wala hadhihakiwi x2

Ukipanda mbegu mbaya
Utavuna mavuno maovu
Mimi nimejifunza
Ninapanda mbegu za Baraka

Kile unachopanda
Ndicho utakachovuna
Mungu Hadanganyiki
Wala Hadhihakiwi

Chunga chunga sana
Ni mbegu gani unapanda
Kama mbegu ni mbaya
Utavuna mavuno maovu

Kile unachopanda
Ndicho utakachovuna
Mungu Hadanganyiki
Wala hadhihakiwi

ANOTHER COUNTRY

By Reuben Kigame - (1993)

We are part of a generation
That will probably see Jesus come again
The prophecies that were spoken
Have entirely almost come to pass today
We know that lies don’t last so long
And we know that truth can never hold in vain
So the world will pass away
And everything that’s therein
So don’t you hold on sin
But believe on Jesus the only way

Chorus

I belong – To another country
I belong – To another place
Where the saints shall live in glory
And shall sing – What amazing grace

I sure possess some needs
That the world can never satisfy today
And that really speaks to me
That I belong to another better place
The anguish of our time
As our leaders hope to strike some peace one day
The rottenness of society
The foolishness of the scholar
The little knowledge of the scientist
Tell me that I belong to a better place

(Chorus)

And down on River road
Lies Onyango coz he drunk himself to death
And in some lecture room
A professor sweats to prove that God is dead
And in some country school
A girl aborts to clear her sin away
And somewhere in the pulpit
A pastor preaches money
And deacons fight for power
Then I know that I belong to a better place

(Chorus)… (Chorus)… (Chorus)

DEATH WHERE IS YOUR STING

By Reuben Kigame - 1993

It was a mystery – How it all came
Struck like a mockery – On life’s finest game
With tears grief and misery – That crushed every frame
You needed no rosary – When they called out his name
The Friday was dawning – In M.P Shah’s ward
And the chill of the morning – Did pierce like a sword
With no hopeless groaning – And no faithless word
Brother Ngumba proceeded – To be with the Lord

Chorus

Death where is your sting
And grave where’s your victory
Your sting is our sin
Which Christ took away
And Christ is our King
Who died and then rose again
And he said those who believe in him
Though they die shall awake

Lord I have this great confidence – When the resurrection comes
There’ll be no painful incidents – We’ll be safe in your arms
We’ll be free from all accidents – And all dreadful alarms
Earth’s filth and all decadence in God’s kingdom to come

(Chorus)

Death where is your sting
And grave where’s your victory
Your sting is our sin
Which Christ took away
And Christ is our King
Who died and then rose again
And he said those who believe in him
Though they die shall awake

FOLLOW THE STAR

By Reuben Kigame - 1993

Come let’s go guys
Let’s follow the star and determine
where this great And mighty king is born
It’s shining so bright
We cannot mistake it’s light
It seems the brightest our science has ever known

Chorus

So pick up all your boxes and fill them with gifts
Of gold and frankincense and myrrh
Let’s go and bow
And worship this King of kings
We cannot wait, We cannot wait

Lets hurry on
And lets go down to Bethlehem of Judah
Must be our destination
Oh you little town
What a privilege you’ve got
In you the hopes of many are fulfilled

(Chorus)

We’re singing
Joy to the world
The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
Prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven
And heaven and nature sing

Chorus

So pick up all your boxes and fill them with gifts
Of gold and frankincense and myrrh
Let’s go and bow
And worship this King of kings
We cannot wait, We cannot wait

I FEEL LOVE FLOWINGE

By Reuben Kigame - 1993

When I look around me I feel love
I feel love flowing from the Father up above
And when I think of the sun and the moon and of the stars
I feel love flowing from the Father up above
And when I hear the mighty wind blowing strongly through the trees
I feel love flowing from the father up above
And when I think of ships now sailing through the stormy seas
I feel love flowing from the father up above

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
I feel love flowing from the Father up above
Well Hallelujah, Hallelujah
I feel love flowing from the Father up above.

And when I think of the peace that I have in my heart
I feel love flowing from the Father up above
When I think of the many sins He took away
I feel love flowing from the Father up above
And when I think of reigning with the King of kings up in glory
I feel love flowing from the Father up above.
When I think of reigning with the King of kings in His kingdom
I feel love flowing from the father up above

(Chorus)

When I think of reigning with the king of kings up in glory
I feel love flowing from the father up above
And when I think of reigning with the King of kings in His kingdom
I feel love flowing from the Father up above

(Chorus)

I HAVE A DREAM

By Reuben Kigame - (1993)

I have a dream Of a nation of the Lord
Where people love to speak the truth And live in peace
Where love and justice fall like morning rain
Where the word of God Is read and practiced everywhere

I have a dream, dream, dream
Of a nation of the Lord
How I always want to dream, dream, dream
It will soon be here
I have a dream
That it will be so
Every day I wanna dream, dream, dream
Till I can dream no more

I have a dream Where all children go to school
Where the guilty are condemned And the innocent defended
Where none will die from biting poverty
And where none lives In loneliness grief or pain

(Chorus)

I have a dream That the lion and the lamb
Could move as one and graze as one Through the thorny shrubs
Yes I know That my dream will come to pass some day
When the Lord descends And rules the world with glory and peace

(Chorus)

LORD I’M IN LOVE

By Reuben Kigame - 1992

Lord I wanna sing to you a love song
Coz you came and revolutionized my life
The direction in my life was all so wrong
Till you came and filled my heart with light
I remember lonely days of pain and strife
When my nights were cold and full of mares
You came and filled my heart with love
You took away the night
And you rolled away my many cares

Lord I’m in love with you today
And I’ll be the rest of my life
And though the times become so hard
And everyone turns away
I’ll cling to you all the rest of my life

I’ve known friends who’ve made and broken their wedding vows
I’ve known friends who’ve broken my heart sometimes
But the wonder of your love dear Jesus Christ
Will remain a song for me to sing

(Chorus)… (Chorus)

THE CHRISTMAS MAN

By Reuben Kigame - 1993

Soon ‘twil be Christmas time
What do you think of the season
Is it time just to sing the rhyme
Or really is there any reason
Is it time just to drink your wine
And to catch up with the friends of old
What do you think of this Christmas time
What do you think of the Christmas Man

Chorus

What do you think of the Christmas man
And what He came to do
Bringing down God’s salvation plan
That’s why he died for you
Give your heart to the Christmas man
And let Him make you new
What do you think of the Christmas man
And that He died for you

Is the Christmas Man Santa Claus
That imaginary man you know
What kind of sentiment does he arouse
What kind of trumpet does he blow
Does he make you sorry for your sin
Or does he let you hide it deep within
Is He Jesus Christ the Son of God
Do you know Him as your Lord

(Chorus)… (Chorus)…

THE WAY IT OUGHT TO BE

By Reuben Kigame - 1992

I guess I need no eyes to see
The chaos that fill the world around me now
I guess I need no ears to ear
The words of broken hearts and broken vows
I guess I need not be so hungry
To know the pain of the starving masses all around the world
I guess I need no time to think
That I should care rather than speak the very best of the words

Chorus

I’ll do my best to pray to the Father
I’ll do my best to give what He’s given me
I’ll give freely to the others
For freely I received
And that’s the way it ought to be
That’s the way it ought to be

I guess I need no jet to fly
To see the wars and the conflicts of the sons of man
I guess I need no books to read
To know that moral standards don’t matter any more to men
I guess I need no million dollars
To know that money cannot buy me happiness at all
And I guess I need no preacher man
To know that Jesus is the answer for the world today

(Chorus)

THIS CANNOT BE

By Reuben Kigame - 1991

Looking on the highways
Streets and on the byways
Men and women lonely
Without a reason to live
Searching for the right way
Waiting for a bright day
I just got one thing only
In Jesus believe

This cannot be
If the church will obey
The call of the Saviour
And show them the way
This cannot be
Just try and you’ll see
The hand of Jesus
Is reaching for them

Looking in the world now
Guns and bombs are raining
We cannot just tell how
The future’s gonna be
Refugees are starving
Men and women dying
I’ve got just one thing to say
Call Jesus today

(Chorus)… (Chorus)… (Chorus)…
(Chorus)… (Chorus)… (Chorus)

WHEN I WAKE UP

By Reuben Kigame - (1992)

When I wake up
And listen to the news on the radio
I can’t cheer up
When I hear the starving millions
I can’t find peace
When the world is full of misery
When will they cease
Seeing life as a luxury

Chorus

Tell me when will all this stop
When will all this stop
I ask you- when will all this stop
Tell me when will all this stop

When I turn to the papers
I see pictures of violence everywhere
Courts release law breakers
There is injustice everywhere
A father rapes his daughter
And a mother kills her son
The banks collapse with all the future
Bringing tears to everyone

Chorus

Tell me how will you survive
How will you survive
How will you survive friend
Tell me how will you survive

When I turn to the Bible
I read that this things will pass away
When I ask and what about the troubles
It says God is gonna wipe them all away
When I ask about some peace
I read that there is a Prince of peace
When I look around for hope (hope)
I read there’s an eternal home

Chorus

Why don’t you believe… Why don’t you believe…
Why don’t you believe… Why don’t you believe friend…
I ask you- Why don’t you believe the Bible…
Tell me why don’t you believe in Jesus…
Ooooh why don’t you believe friend…
Tell me why don’t you believe…

WHO WILL HELP THE REFUGEES

By Reuben Kigame - 1992

Born in a land that is aching from the pain of civil war
Children pick up mines to play with And down the streets they go
Papa shoots himself in horror
And mama dies of broken heart
Who will help the refugees

Chorus

Who will help the refugees
Who will take some time to pray for peace
Who will give his life away
Or give a place for them to stay
Who will help the refugees
Give some food and don’t let them to freeze
Who will help the refugees

Sailing to safety a mother gives birth to a baby boy
There is no doctor or midwife to help her
She bleeds and dies
There’s anguish grief and lack of joy
As millions starve and question why
Who will help the refugees

(Chorus)

Out in a country that’s hostile to the plight of the refugees
They kill a man for being a foreigner From a different race
In camps they wait for hope tomorrow
In the midst of misery and disease
Who will help the refugees

(Chorus)

WHY KILL TONIGHT

By Reuben Kigame - 2003

As the sun is going down
On a city suburb street
Ciku takes the time to fix the evening meal
As she puts the kids to sleep
There’s a knock at the door
Someone says
Her sweetheart is no more
Driving home tonight
Just before the final turn
They pulled him out
Snatched his keys and gunned him down
As he choked and bled away
He called out Ciku’s name
And he prayed
That God forgives their sin

Chorus

Why kill a man who is chasing a dream
And why take the best from the children
Was it that old car- or was it the money
That would make them kill tonight

As the night is catching on
By a little country church
A woman screams and begs they spare her life
She gives her purse away
Her cell phone and her shoes
And she pleads
Please don’t defile me
I’m the preacher’s wife
I must hurry back to him
He forgot his Bible and his keys tonight
But with hearts as hard as stone
They stab her in the chest
But as she dies she prays for their wretched souls

(Chorus)

CELEBRATE

By Reuben Kigame - 2000

Celebrate what God has done,
Give him all the glory,
Jesus Christ is born today in Bethlehem,
Celebrate what God has done,
Declare his great salvation,
Tell those in darkness the light has come,

Come and see Jesus Emmanuel,
He will save men from their sins,
Mighty God, everlasting father,
Jesus Christ who is the prince of peace.

Celebrate what God has done,
Give him all the glory,
Jesus Christ is born today in Bethlehem,
Celebrate what God has done,
Declare his great salvation,
Tell those in darkness the light has come.

Peace on earth, goodwill among men,
And unto God glory in the highest,
Celebrate and give Him glory,
Worship him forever and ever

Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate,
Let us celebrate;
Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate,
Let us celebrate;

Celebrate what God has done,
Give him all the glory,
Jesus Christ is born today in Bethlehem,
Celebrate what god has done,
Declare his great salvation,
Tell those in darkness the light has come.

COME WITH ME

By Reuben Kigame - 2000

Take a ride to Calvary
See the saviour dying there
To pay the price for you and me
But look His blood is coming down:
How can you just ignore this man?
How can you just simply walk away?
This sacrifice is big enough
To make you clean from deep inside.

Chorus

Take a ride and come with me,
Don’t pretend you cannot see
God’s love is reaching out
But the time is running out
Satan comes to kill and steal
How can you follow him?
Turn around and walk with Christ
Who paid the price to set you free

Take a ride to the lake of fire
Where the worm refuse to die;
The people there wonna run away
But the Lord already closed the gate.
There the devil sings his ugly song,
The people cry and gnash their teeth;
Why don’t you run to Jesus now
And say “please Lord have mercy on me.”

Chorus

Take a ride and come with me,
Don’t pretend you cannot see
God’s love is reaching out
But the time is running out
Satan comes to kill and steal
How can you follow him?
Turn around and walk with Christ
Who paid the price to set you free

Take a ride to paradise
Hear the angels sing their sweet, sweet praise;
And the saints sing redemption songs
Because of what took place at Calvary.
Do you wonna come to Jesus now?
It don’t matter what you’ve done before;
You may be criminal or something else
The Lord will fix your life, just come to Him.

Chorus

Take a ride and come with me,
Don’t pretend you cannot see
God’s love is reaching out
But the time is running out
Satan comes to kill and steal
How can you follow him?
Turn around and walk with Christ
Who paid the price to set you free

I LOOK AROUND

By Reuben Kigame - 1999

I look around and see disaster,
Who can believe what this world has come to,
There is no place for Christ the master,
Can you believe what people now can do
There is a way that may seem right to many people today,
But in the end it leads to death,
So just tell me, tell me what do we do,

Jesus, Jesus,
He is the one we need,
He is the one who saves,
Jesus, Jesus,
open your heart for Him
let him in
Yesu, Yesu
Twamhitaji yeye,
yeye ndiye mwokozi,
Yesu Yesu,
mfungulie roho aingie.

Open your eyes and see the sunset,
There is no time to fool around my friend;
Count the cost and see what you get,
By turning away from God’s love in the end.
Take up the cross and follow Christ
He gave His life for you,
you can’t go wrong when you call on Him,
So just tell me, tell me what do we do now?

Jesus, Jesus,
He is the one we need,
He is the one who saves,
Jesus, Jesus,
open your heart for Him
let him in
Yesu, Yesu
Twamhitaji yeye,
yeye ndiye mwokozi,
Yesu Yesu,
mfungulie roho aingie.

I WILL REJOICE

By Reuben Kigame - 1999

Though the figtree may not blossom
No fruit be on the vines;
Though the labour of the olive may fail
And the fields yield no food,
The flock be cut off from the fold
And there be no herd in the stalls
I will rejoice. X2

I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation

MIMI NDIMI NJIA

By Reuben Kigame - 1999

Mimi ndimi njia, kweli na uzima,
Mimi ndimi njia, kweli na uzima,
Mtu haji kwake Baba ila kwangu mimi,
Mtu haji kwake Baba ila kwangu mimi, nasema.

Tomaso alimuuliza “Bwana tuijue njia vipi?”
Yesu akamwelikeza kwake yeye mwenyee binafsi
Hakusema jaribu hili au lile nd’o ufike mbinguni;
Hakusema tenda hivi au vile nd’o uokolewe, nasema.

Alikuja kama njia maana binadamu wamepotea,
Alikuja kama kweli maana binadamu wamedanganywa;
Yeye ndiye uzima, ameondoa hofu ya kifo,
Bwana Yesu ndiye njia, kweli na uzima tele tele, nasema.

Mwanamke msamaria alionja maji ya uzima,
Zakayo mtoza-ushuru akapata samaha ya dhambi;
Makahaba nao wezi, wauaji Yesu lisamehe
Hata dhambi mbaya zot Bwana Yesu aondoa, nasema.

RETURN

By Reuben Kigame - 2000

Return, return to the God who loves you
Who’s given you time to call on Him today!
Return, return and don’t pretend you haven’t heard
He forgives and sets the captive free.

Perhaps you think you’ve gone too far,
(He will set you free!)
You feel so guilty deep inside,
(He will set you free)
Come to the Cross, believe in Jesus:
(He will set you free!)
He loves everyone from every land,
(He will set you free!)

He’s the God of the broken hearted:
(call on Him today!)
He’s the God of the rich and poor:
(Call on Him today!)
He’s the God of truth and justice:
(call on Him today!)
Every knee will bow before Him:
(Call on Him today!)

Return, return to the God who loves you
Who’s given you time to call on Him today!
Return, return and don’t pretend you haven’t heard
He forgives and sets the captive free.

SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM

By Reuben Kigame - 1999

Seek first the kingdom of God,
And His righteousness
and all these things will be added to you,
And do not worry about tomorrow,
For your father takes care of you

Ask and it shall be given to you,
Seek from the lord and you will truly find,
Knock and the door will be opened for you,
For your father takes care of you

Love not the world And all that is in the world,
And lay your treasure in heaven above,
Give and it shall be given back to you,
And yes your Father takes care of you

Ask and it shall be given to you,
Seek from the lord and you will truly find,
Knock and the door will be opened for you,
For your father takes care of you

SPRING OF LIFE

By Reuben Kigame - 2000
(Written for the dedication of Lifespring Chapel, Nairobi)

You are the spring of life, o my God,
A well that never can run dry;
You bring meaning and healing to my life:
I find rest, real love and joy in you.

When I faint along the way you’re my water and my bread,
You keep me satisfied in every way;
People come and go, yet you’ll always be the same:
There is no God but you!

You are the spring of life, o my God,
A well that never can run dry;
You bring meaning and healing to my life:
I find rest, real love and joy in you.

I will love you Lord with heart and soul, mind and strength,
I will tell the world that you save;
Take me now and make me a witness to the nations,
You are the one we need!

You are the spring of life, o my God,
A well that never can run dry;
You bring meaning and healing to my life:
I find rest, real love and joy in you.

WITHOUT JESUS

By Reuben Kigame - 1999

Living in a world of sorrow
No hope for a bright tomorrow,
Seeking shelter like the sparrow,
Don’t know what is right or wrong.
Crazy dreams of power and money,
You kill a man for a bottle of honey,
Helter-skelter you look so funny,
That is you without my God

Chorus

Home less (you’re like a refugee)
Wandering (why run away from God,)
Helpless (without my Jesus Christ)
You cannot go too far
Crying (just like a little child),
Trying (to hide away from God)
Drying (without the Word of God you’re like a leaf)
You cannot go too far

Walking through a world of trouble
Everyday you raise your problems to double
Without my Jesus life is a gamble
Come to him he will fix your life.
You’ve been drinking and you’ve been smoking
You feel ‘aire’ even when death is knocking
Ash to ash; Dust to dust
We will bury you; I say we will bury you

Without Jesus (fire is waiting)
Without Jesus (burning and burning and burning)
Without Jesus (You’re a loser forever
come to Him he will save your soul)
Without Jesus (forever in darkness)
Without Jesus (there’s nowhere to go)
Without Jesus (I’m telling you my brother you cannot go too far)

Chorus

Home less (you’re like a refugee)
Wandering (why run away from God,)
Helpless (without my Jesus Christ)
You cannot go too far
Crying (just like a little child),
Trying (to hide away from God)
Drying (without the Word of God you’re like a leaf)
You cannot go too far

YESU NDIYE JIBU

(Translation of ‘Jesus Is The Answer’
by Andre Crouch, 2000)

Chorus

Yesu ndiye jibu duniani leo
Hapana mwingine
Ye ndiye njia x2


Je unazo hoja maishani mwako?
Umevunjika moyo na Amani hupati?
Mambo yaliyopita yakikusumbua,
Fahamu kitu kimoja: Yesu ni jibu.

Chorus

Yesu ndiye jibu duniani leo
Hapana mwingine
Ye ndiye njia x2

Kunayo milima usoweza kupanda,
Unapitia giza na mwangaza huoni;
Ningependa ufahamu
Neno la Bwana ni kweli
na yote aliyoahidi atakutimizia.

Chorus
Yesu ndiye jibu duniani leo
Hapana mwingine
Ye ndiye njia x2

COME UNTO ME

Reuben Kigame - (1986)

I left my home above
because you I love,
I LABOURED and I suffered
they nailed me to the cross;
The pain I had to bear,
the mocking to endure,
They were for to set you free.

Chorus.:

Why do you walk in sin,
having no pease within,
Ever walking in darkness,
chasing nothingness;
Just come unto me you weary one
and I will give you my rest.
my blood avails for you.

I shed my cleansing blood,
come wash in this flood,
Your sins may be as scarlet

I’ll wash them white as snow;
The grave they laid me in,
My rising up again;
They were for to give you life.

GREAT IS THY POWER

By - Reuben Kigame

When I sit in silence,
in the cool of the night;
I marvel at your greatness in the whole universe;
Who made all the heavens, the skys, stars and seas,
Oh great God it’s you.

Great is thy power,
Great is thy knowledge;
Mighty is thy hand,
This I see in thy creation,
I will sing in gladness
of thy constant goodness,
OH GREAT god for you.

When I wait in patience
to see your will for me,
I marvel how so perfect my life you will shape;
Who knows when when I’m lownly
who lifts me when I’m down,
OH GREAT GOD ITS YOU.

I LOOK UP TO THE MOUNTAINS

By Reuben Kigame - 1984

I look up to the mountains,
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
who made heaven and earth;
He will not let me fall,
He’ll keep awake,
He never dozes or sleeps
he watches over me by day,
And through the dark night.

Chorus.:

The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon during the night;
He’ll protect you from all hidden danger,
He’ll keep you safe
as you go and return.

The Lord is my shepherd,
I have everything I need;
He leads me by the streems
of cool waters,
He will not let me go,
He will keep by my side;
He never dozes or sleeps,
He watches over me by day,
And through the dark night.

Chorus.:

The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon during the night;
He’ll protect you from all hidden danger,
He’ll keep you safe
as you go and return.

I’M MARCHING ON

By Reuben Kigame - 1995

Well I’ve been walking on this road for a long time,
But old satan thinks this boy has just begun;
Day by day I see his tricks and rusty chimes
as he tries to get me down.
On highways he has tried to cut me down
on the byways he has pushed me to the ditch;
On the mountains he has trailed me like a hound,
in the valleys to sweep me by.

Chorus.:
Satan wont you stop and think who my daddy really is
and remember what took place at calvary,
As I’m lay in daddy’s hands and resist you by His Word;
You must know I’m marching on.x2

On that Sunday when we left to go to church,
And you sent those guys to take away our things;
You shold have known they laid there hands on daddy’s things
for we have nothing to call our own.
When we almost went without some food that day
and the cash to pay the landlord for his rent;
You thought our hope was built on things just here below,
Well our forcuss is there above.

Chorus.

Through the stoms you send my way I’ll cling to him,
By his armour I will brave your firery dats;
Though you crush me I’ll resist you like a flood,
He will raise the standards against you.
I’m the apple of my daddy’s watchful eye,
I’m an heir of his great salvation plan;
Though you kill me you must know I’ll live again,
So satan I’m marching on.

Chorus.

JUST A LITTLE WHILE

By Reuben Kigame - 1987

Just a little while and he will come,
He’ll come to take his bride away;
Just a little and he’ll be here,
My friend will he find you ready?
He said he’ll come a second time,
I ask you will you be found ready oh yeah! mmm.

Chorus.:
Its gonna be joy, joy, joy, joy,
for the one in wedding gown,
Woi woi, woi woi,
for the sin-striken tumb;
Amen, amen,
when I see my risen Lord,
Bye bye, bye bye,
to my heavy, heavy load.

Many busy in the streets,
killing all their time in sin,
Others busy drinking, waisting
forgetting who God is,
And then the trumpet shall be sounded,
Bringing earthly joys to stop stop stop stop,
I ask you what do you think now?

Chorus

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

By Reuben Kigame - 1985

Beloved look to Jesus Christ
Every day and every night,
Forgeting all of the gone on days
face the future in his gaze;
Patient, kind and gentle men our Lord will ever need,
May the good Lord ever reign in all your lives.

Chorus.: May you love one another
all the days of your lives,
May you lift up each other as you live.x2

Whate’er God has put together,
Let no man separate;
The two have become one flesh,
So let no vise ever raid;
Living thus in harmony
even when great trials near,
May his Spirit ever reign in all your lives.

Chorus.: May you love one another
all the days of your lives,
May you lift up each other as you live.x2

ONE THING I KNOW

By Reuben Kigame - 1983

I was down in a valley
In a deep, dark cave;
All the men couldn’t pick me,
Though they saw me lonely,
There was a big rock rolling,
Just about to crash me;
A mighty hand just appeared,
And took me out of this cave.

Chorus.:

One thing I know, He’s the savior of mine;
I’ll make him known to the others in the dark,
And Christ my Lord will never live me alone,
I’ll praise His name, halleluiah amen.

He is my father and my mother,
closer than any brother,
He has launched me to victory
I’ll run the race to the father;
And just one thing I wanna tell you,
He can give eternal life,
And so I wait for my Jesus,
to see the glory of the day.

Chorus.:

One thing I know, He’s the savior of mine;
I’ll make him known to the others in the dark,
And Christ my Lord will never live me alone,
I’ll praise His name, halleluiah amen.

RICH MY FRIEND

By Reuben Kigame - 1986

O Lord I pray you rich my friend,
Though he be so far away;
He needs your touch he needs your grace,
Through the pain and through the tears,
You’re the strength of those who are so weak,
You’re the streem of those who thurst each day,
You’re the shepherd of your feeble flock,
You will answer when we call,
O Lord I pray you rich my friend,
Though he be so far away;
He needs your touch he needs your help,
Through the pain and through the tears I pray.

Your grace is free so fresh and still,
And you abide until the end,
O Lord I pray you heal my friend thogh he be so far away,
You’re the strength of those who seek your face,
You’re the streem of those who thurst each day,
You’re the shepherd of your feeble flock,
You will answer when we call;
O Lord I pray you rich my friend,
Though he be so far away oh Lord.

WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE

Reuben Kigame - 1983

Why did you bring us from that land
Of garlics, onions, meat and fish;
Now we starve in this desert and
we thurst for there’s no water
o how discouraged Israel was;
And God gave selestial manna,
from the rocks he gave them water, OH WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE.

Chorus.:
Oh what a mighty God we have,
Oh how majestic is his name;
He did roll the mighty waters of red sea and river Jordan
and Israel passed on dry land;
He can see the troubled pilgirm,
he was here and knows our problems,
OH WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE.

“Now let’s go to the other show,”
Christ Jesus spake unto the twelve;
And mid sea the winds were blowing
and the boat begun the sinking,
“O master don’t you care we die?”
And the Lord rebuked the billows,
“stop be still and no more raging,”
OH WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE.

I know we’ve got some doubts and fears,
Sometimes our troubling heartaches near;
And we cry and get discouraged and look back to wicked Egypt
as if salvation could be found;
But if we look to risen Jesus he will calm our raging waters,
OH WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE HAVE.

BWANA NI MCHUNGAJI WANGU

Reuben Kigame
(Zaburi 23)

Bwana ni mchungaji wangu
Sitapungukiwa kitu
Hun’laza penye majani mabichi
Hun’ongoza kwa maji matulivu
Hunihuisha nafsi yangu
Hun’ongoza kwa njia za haki
Nipitapo bondeni mwa mauti
Sitaogopa wewe U nami

Hakika wema nazo fadhili
Zitanifuata mimi
Nitakaa nyumbani mwa Bwana
Siku zote za maisha yangu

Gongo lako na fimbo yako
Vinanifariji mimi
Waandaa meza mbele yangu
Machoni pa watesi wangu

BWANA NI NURU YANGU

Reuben Kigame
(Zaburi 27)

Bwana ni nuru yangu
Nimwogope nani
Yeye ni ngome ya maisha yangu
Sitahofu mtu yeyote

Neno moja nimetamani
Nalo nitakamia
Nikae nyumbani mwake Bwana
Nakumtazama milele

Wajapo maadui zangu
Kuniandama watajikwaa
Nijapo zingirwa na majeshi
Sitahofu mimi moyoni

Wewe u msaada Wangu
Hutaniacha kamwe
Wazazi wajapo niacha mimi
Wewe Bwana wangu kimbilio

BWANA NI MCHUNGAJI

Reuben Kigame - (Zaburi 23)

Bwana ni mchungaji wangu
Sitapungukiwa kitu
Hun’laza penye majani mabichi
Hun’ongoza kwa maji matulivu
Hunihuisha nafsi yangu
Hun’ongoza kwa njia za haki
Nipitapo bondeni mwa mauti
Sitaogopa wewe U nami

Hakika wema nazo fadhili
Zitanifuata mimi
Nitakaa nyumbani mwa Bwana
Siku zote za maisha yangu

Gongo lako na fimbo yako
Vinanifariji mimi
Waandaa meza mbele yangu
Machoni pa watesi wangu

HAPANA JINA JINGINE

Reuben Kigame - (Matendo ya Mitume 4:12)

Hapana jina jingine
Lililopewa watu
Chini ya mbingu
Ili waokoke

Kwa maana jinsi hii Mungu
Aliupenda ulimwengu
Akamtoa mwanawe pekee
Ili tuokoke
Yesu ndiye njia pekee
Yeye ndiye kweli na uzima
Mtu haji kwake Baba
Ila kwake

Jina Yesu lina nguvu
Huzivunja nguvu za giza
Humtia mnyonge nguvu
Huwarudisha wapotevu
Kila goti litapigwa
Kila ulimi utakiri
Sifa kwake Mkombozi
Sifa kwake Mwana-Kondoo

MBINGU ZA HUBIRI

Reuben Kigame - (Zaburi 19)

Mbingu zahubiri utukufu Wako Baba Mungu
Anga latangaza kazi ya mikono yako Baba
Mchana husemezana na mchana
Na usiku hutolea usiku maarifa
Wewe umeumba vitu vyote
Na vyakupendeza wewe Mungu Baba

Maneno ya kinywa changu
Na mawazo ya moyo wangu
Yapate kibali mbele
Zako Bwana
Mwamba wangu
Mwokozi wangu

Sheria yake Bwana ni kamilifu
Huburudisha nafsi kweli
Ushuhuda wake Bwana ni Amini
Humtia mjinga hekima
Maagizo yake Bwana ni adili
Huufurahisha moyo
Amri yake Bwana ni safi mno
Huyatia macho nuru

MOYO WANGU MSIFU BWANA

Reuben Kigame - (Zaburi 103)

Moyo wangu msifu Bwana
Na vyote vilivyo ndani yangu
Lisifu jina Lake
Moyo wangu msifu Bwana x2

sisahau faida zake
Asamehe dhambi zako
Ayaponya magonjwa yako
Akukomboa kwa hatari zote we

Ni wa rehema na neema
Hakasiriki haraka Bwana
Mashariki ilivyo mbali na magharibi
Dhambi zetu ameziondoa

MSHUKURUNI BWANA

Reuben Kigame
(Fadhili Zake Za Milele - Zaburi 139)

Mshukuruni Bwana
Kwa kuwa ni mwema
Kwa maana fadhili zake
Ni za milele x2

Shukuruni Mungu wa miungu
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Shukuruni Bwana wa mabwana
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Amefanya maajabu
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Yeye alifanya mbingu na nchi
Fadhili zake ni za milele

Amefanya mianga mikubwa
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Jua litawale mchana
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Mwezi na nyota usiku
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Katandaza nchi juu ya maji
Fadhili zake ni za milele

Aliyegawa Bahari ya Shamu
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Akavusha Waisiraeli
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Aliyemshinda Farao
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Na majeshi yake yote
Fadhili zake ni za milele

Yeye aliyetukumbuka
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Katika unyonge wetu
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Atuokoaye na watesi
Fadhili zake ni za milele
Mungu kweli ni wa ajabu
Fadhili zake ni za milele

NITAINUA MACHO YANGU

Reuben Kigame
(Zaburi - 121)

Nitainua macho yangu
Nitazame milimani
Msaada wangu utatoka wapi
Msaada wangu u katika Bwana x2

Bwana ameumba mbingu na nchi
Asiuache mguu wako usongezwe
Hasinzii yeye akulindaye
Haoni usingizi
Bwana ndiye mlinzi wako daima
Yeye uvuli mkono wako wa kuume
Jua halitakupiga mchana wala mwezi usiku

Bwana ‘takulinda na mabaya yote
Yeye atalinda nafsi yako
Utokapo na uingiapo wewe
Bwana atakulinda

WASISIMUA MOYO WANGU

Reuben Kigame
(1 Wathesalonika 5: 16-18)

Yesu! Yesu! Wewe wasisimua Moyo wangu
Yesu! Yesu! Wewe wayatuliza Maisha yangu

Nikikumbuka nilivyofungwa na dhambi
Wasisimua moyo wangu
Na nikiwaza nyororo ulizo kata
Wayatuliza maisha yangu
Ulizivunja vunja nguvu zote za giza
Wasisimua moyo wangu
Ulinijaza na Roho wako Ee Bwana
Wayatuliza maisha yangu

Umeyaponya magonjwa yote Ee Bwana
Wasisimua moyo wangu
Umenipa vitu vyema Ee Bwana
Wayatuliza maisha yangu
Umenipa makao na marafiki
Wasisimua moyo wangu
‘Meniahidi makao yako milele
Wayatuliza maisha yangu

WASTAHILI BWANA

Reuben Kigame

Wastahili Bwana
Wastahili Bwana
Ulikufa msalabani
Niokolewe
Wastahili Bwana

Wastahili Bwana
Wastahili Bwana
Ulibeba mizigo yangu
Sasa ni huru
Wastahili Bwana

Uliacha utukufu wako
Ukaishi kati yetu kwa mapenzi
Ulipatwa na simanzi, ulinifia
Wastahili Yesu

Uliwekwa kaburini Bwana
Ukafufuka wewe Bwana wangu
Ulipaa juu mbinguni na watawala
Nakusifu Yesu

ME LOVE

Reuben Kigame - 2005

Me lov me lov me lov dat man from Galilee
Me tank Him me tank him me
tank Him coz the man He set me free
He search He search for
me when I was a sinner man
Me say me say me say me
lov Him till I die

Me AFI sittin by de roadside an
feelin how de sunshine burn
Den me hear de sound of a bigi bigi
multitude comin down
De humble people tell me dat de
great physician Jesus comin down
Den me grab me chance coz time
for my miracle wus drawin nigh
Den me call please Jesus son of
David have mercy on me Lord
Me say please Jesus son of
David have pity on me now
And den he touch me eyes until
He make me see again
Me say me Ago sing and dance and
scream and shout and say Jesus is my Lord

(Chorus)

When me com back to de house
my mama tell about something else
About de little gal who’s sick
and die and make all da people cry
And den she tell about man Lazarus
from de town of Bethany
Dat Jesus call DEM from de grave
until He make dem live again

(Chorus)

Jesus step on the devil and
he walk upon de water
He feed de people with two
fish and five loaves of bread
Me put ME faith in Him until
He takes me home
Me lov Him me lov Him me lov Him

(Chorus x7)

OLD TIME MEDLEY

Reuben Kigame

This little light of mine am gonna let it shine x3
Let it shine x3

(Repeat)

Greater is He that is in me x3
Than he that is in the world

(Repeat)

On the day of Pentecost a rushing mighty wind
Moved into the upper room and baptized all of them

Greater is He that is in me x3
Than he that is in the world

Me say greater power greater
than any earthly thing
Am so glad I’ve got it too
I will let the whole world know

Greater is He that is in me x3
Than he that is in the world

I have decided to follow Jesus x3
No turning back x2
The world behind me the
cross before me x3
No turning back x2
Though no one joins me
still I will follow x3
No turning back x2
Will you decide now
to follow Jesus x3
No turning back x2

Jesus never fails x2
The people of this world may let you
down but Jesus never fails x2

Boyfriends may let you down and
girlfriends may let you down
The people and the things of
this world may let you down
But Jesus never fails

(Jesus never fails x2
The people of this world may let you
down but Jesus never fails x2) x2

(What a mighty God we serve x2
The angels bow before Him heaven
and earth adore Him
What a mighty God we serve) x2

Amen amen amen
amen amen x4

We are heirs of the father
we are joint heirs with His Son
We are children of the kingdom
we are family we are one x3

We are family we are one x4

FATHER TEACH ME

Reuben Kigame

Father teach me how to pray
Father teach me the need to pray
I want to know and change my life today
Please father teach me how to pray x2

When I’m low in my spirit and I need to be lifted
Father teach me how to pray
And when life seems to be too hard Father don’t let me cry
Father teach me how to pray
In my situations thin and thick
Father teach me how to pray

(Chorus)

When I go down to call on our name everyday
Father teach me how to pray
And Father when you seem to be too far Father don’t let me cry
Father teach me how to pray
In all situations thin and thick
Father teach me how to pray

(Chorus)

Baba nifunze kuomba
Nifunze umuhimu wa kuomba
Ningependa leo unibadilishe
Baba nifunze kuomba x2

(Chorus)

Please Father teach me how to pray x5

CRY OF MY SOUL

Reuben Kigame

CRY OF MY SOUL It was a Sunday morning in my little room
I felt so hungry and empty in my soul
I walked outside and stood in de sun
Empty and hungry I felt in my soul

Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul
I need I need I need
I need you my God
To walk wit you to talk wit you
Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul

I rose and joined my friends for a stroll
We walked and talked to forget it all
Days came and went de small voice within
I need I need I need I need you my God

Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul
I need I need I need
I need you my God
To walk wit you to talk wit you
Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul

I read magazines
Oh yes I read story books
I went to movies and to disco halls
Boy you need God coz this won’t satisfy
A small voice within oh yea de cry of my soul
Kwingi nilienda tena mengi nilitenda
Raha niipate ili roho niitulize
Majuto nilipata majuto teletele
Bado ndani mwangu kulikuwa kavu

Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul
I need I need I need
I need you my God
To walk wit you to talk wit you
Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul

Passing by de church a Sunday morning
Folks were singing and praying to God
Oh no not me it’s foolish I said
Yet deep within de cry of my soul

Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul
I need I need I need
I need you my God
To walk wit you to talk wit you
Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul

Back in my room, I took my Bible
I turned to John and read of God’s love
I yearned for this de love of God
And knelt by my bed and cried to God

Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul
I need I need I need
I need you my God
To walk wit you to talk wit you
Oh woi woi woi de cry of my soul

A love so real a love so deep
Filled my heart my joy that day
Forgiven of my sins now I’m a child of God
Oh my yahy yehy de joy of my soul

Oh my yahy yehy de joy of my soul
Forgiven of my sins I’m a child of God
The peace within the peace so real
Oh my yahy yehy de joy of my soul

How about you my dear friend
Small voice within oh yah!
De cry of your soul
Believe in Jesus Christ today
Receive him in your heart
And you will have this joy of life
Kumtii Mola ndicho chanzo cha hekima
Furaha ya hakika ni kuwaka naye muumba
Come sasa nami ruka ruka na kuimba

Oh my yahy yehy! De joy of my soul

Oh my yahy yehy de joy of my soul
Forgiven of my sins I’m a child of God
The peace within the peace so real
Oh my yahy yehy de joy of my soul x4

Oh my yahy yehy! De joy of my soul x2

REPENT YE NOW

Reuben Kigame

Repent ye now and believe the gospel x8

Vijana wadanganywa anasa ndiyo raha
Wanajiletea madhara makuu bure
Madawa ya kulevya uzinifu na pombe
Wanadai watafuta raha na nguvu
Injili ndiyo nguvu sawa sawa na wewe
Nguvu zake Mungu ziletazo wokovu
Wokovu kwa yeyote yule aaminiye
Beste wewe amini Yesu uokoke

Repent ye now and believe the gospel x8

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And lean not on your own wisdom
In all your ways acknowledge Him
And He will thus make straight your paths
Do not be wise in your own small eyes
But fear the Lord and depart from evil
This will bring health to your own body
And great nourishment to your own bones

Repent ye now and believe the gospel x8

Wonder working power ni ndani yake Yesu
Ataku change wewe uwe kiumbe kipya
Yesu ndiye njia tena truth tena life
Mfungulie heart yako mkaribishe
Maisha iko poa mikononi mwa Yesu
Fanya fast fast come kwa Yesu leo
Fanya quick quick kuokoka ndio the thing
Kuishi na ushindi ni ndani ya
Yesu

(Chorus)… (Chorus)…

BABYLOAN COMING

Reuben Kigame

The God of our fathers has been speakin
Return and listen to me voice
But we were stubborn like de mule
We refused to listen to His voice

Oh Babylon comin
Oh Zion burnin x2

If you think of our fathers in the desert
They die just because they murmur
And they die just because of disobedience
They refuse to be thankful for dem manna
They refuse even to be thankful for the water
Refuse to be thankful for de quail
They choose to worship de golden calf
And God refuse them the Canaan land

Oh Babylon comin
Oh Zion burnin x3

As me look into the street through my window
Me see the chariot and the horseman
They come to capture all the city
Because we worship many idol
Because we kill even the prophet
Because we forsaken the word of the Lord
Because we turn our eyes to the nations
And now Nebuchadnezzar come to the city

Oh Babylon comin
Oh Zion burnin x6

TSINGULU

Reuben Kigame

TSINGULU Tsingulu Tsingulu
Tsio khuchenya po
Mmasayi ka Yesu
Tsingulu tsingulu
Tsio khuchenya po
Mmasayi malahi ka Yesu

De ting me do me really don wanna do
And de ting me wanna do me really don ever do
In me heart me na fill de power of sin
Living like a prisoner me cannot win
Wretched man dat I am
Who is gonna save me from this body of death
But thanks to God through Jesus Christ
Who sent the devil into flight
He shed His blood on Calvary
So I could become so clean and free
Talk about power and talk about love
Me find everything in Jesus’ blood

(Chorus)

Dey ma put me on de cross by de innocent man
Dema nail me hands and dema nail me feet
Me scream from de pain and me yell from de agony
De soldier man look and look and laugh
And den me na look at Jesus and me na yell at Him
If you be de son of God save yourself and save us
Look de other tief man say
Dis man be okay but we be criminal
Then Jesus look at him in de eye
He look an look until He cry
And then He said something else
Today you gonna be with me in paradise

(Chorus)

Ilikua kama saa sita hivi za mchana
Eti nafikiri bado mimi msichana
Wangu yule wa sita memwacha kwenye keja
Juu yule wa tano si tena Wangu mtej
Sijui kusema kweli Yesu katokea wapi
Lakini lipoanza ungetorokea papi
Aliniahidi maji mema ya uzima
Yapitayo maji haya ya kwenye kisima
Liniambia mambo yote niliyoyatenda
Mpaka na wasee walodanganya wanipenda
Ndio sababu mlioniona huko jiji
Nikitell vile Yesu Kristo ni mnoma

(Chorus x2)

BEHOLD

Reuben Kigame

(Behold what manner of love
The Father has given unto us) x2
(That we should be called the sons of God) x4

The Father has given to us the gift of
His only son Jesus our Lord
He died on Calvary’s cross to pay for
Our sins to purchase our souls
Believe on His name today confess your sins
Receive Him in your heart
You will experience God’s great love and
You will be called a son of God.

That we should be called the sons of God x4

We all like sheep have gone astray
Each one of us has turned on his way
The Father has laid on His son all of our sin
That we may be saved
Why then are you still in sin my brother my sister
Why are you in sin?
When Jesus has died on the cross and paid for your sin
That you may be saved.

That we should be called the sons of God x8

HOW CAN A YOUNG MAN

Reuben Kigame

How can a young man keep his ways pure
Keep his ways right in such a crooked world? x2

Kila pande nikicheki mimi hushtuka
Picha chafu chafu eti ndiko kuchanuka
Miniskati ndombolo dunia ‘mepasuka
Eti ni fashoni kumbe roho ‘meraruka
Nauliza swali hili mnijibu spidi sana
Lini ukahaba ukawa wa kusifiana
Mafamily poromoka na country kuzorotana
Mabeste sema kweli bila God kimeumana.

(How can a young lady keep her ways pure
Keep her ways right in such a wicked world?) x2

By guarding it according to God’s word
By taking heed to what God’s word says
This will give you a clean strong sound mind
This will give you a happy victorious life

Hebu niwape nidhamu kama vile dawa
Msi-accept ujana wenu kudharauliwa
Madawa ya kulevya ni wangapi ‘meuwawa?
Ma-condom na mapombe kote kote wanagawa
Mabeshte kwani ‘megeuzwa kuwa kaa vikapu?
Kubeba uhalifu uvivu na kamdudu
Time zimefika za kusema ah ah ah ah!
Turudi kwake God tu-live Maisha fulu.

How can a young man keep his ways pure
Keep his ways clean in such a filthy world?
How can a young man keep his ways pure
Keep his life clean in such a rotten world?

Neno la Mungu ndilo huru kwa maisha
Neno ni nguvu za kushinda na kudumisha
Neno lake Mungu ndilo silaha tosha
Neno ndilo silaha itakayo shindisha
Mabeste shika Bibilia ijaze roho
‘Tamshinda devil na noma zake o o
Jua Bibilia ikiri kwa mdomo
Utaridhi baraka zisizo na kikomo.

How can a young woman keep her ways pure
Keep herself clean in such a tricky world?
How can a young man keep his ways pure
Keep himself right in such a crooked world?

I BELIEVE IN CHASTITY

Reuben Kigame and Poqpine - 2002

I believe in chastity
I believe in purity
I believe in chastity
I believe in abstinence.

Matatizo mingi magonjwa mingi woi
Wadhi wanadedi na kamdudu
Shida mingi hepi mingi woi
Ni wangapi watareach heaven
Hebu cheki ni wangapi wao wametuaga
Hebu cheki Mombasa hadi Kakamega
Hebu cheki juu na chini kote ni anasa
Hebu cheki come usevike sasa.

Chorus

Chastity, purity and spirituality
Abstinence, faithfulness and repentance
Fasting, prayer and salvation
That’s what we haffi do to enter God’s kingdom
Boy get AIDS and tell de world bye bye
Family ago mourn gone and finally cry
Listen to the Lord and stick to His word
This is a new song for each and every one.

Chorus

Let dem talk what dem haffi talk
Let dem chat what dem haffi chat
But no matter what dema gwan
You better hold on strong
Let dem lafa lafa dis
Let dem lafa lafa dat
But no matter what dema gwan
You better call pon the de Lord
When dey start to talk dat a rumour dema spread
Tellin you fi get a slice of de bread
Never masturbate that is a big mistake
Never fornicate you put your life at stake.

Chorus

I believe in chastity
I believe in chastity.

LIBERATION

Reuben Kigame and Philip Nthiwa - 1995

(Liberation liberation
Liberation by the blood of the Lamb) x2

You may be feeling down weighed by your sin
There is liberty in Jesus Christ
You may be feeling down you have no meaning in life
Every day is a frown call Jesus now
Liberation

(Chorus)

Satan may lie to you that he is the truth
Don’t listen to his voice he is the father of lies
My Jesus is the way the truth and the life
Come now and follow Him follow Him
He will lead you home
Liberation.

(Chorus)

Jesus said I’m the way the truth and the life
No man comes to the father except through me
No other way
He said let not your heart be troubled man
Believe in God and also believe in me
In My Father’s house there are many mansions man
If it be no so Me nah tell you Me nah tell you everythin
Liberation.

(Chorus)

REVOLUTION

Reuben Kigame

Revolution revolution
By the gospel of Christ
Revolution revolution
From the inside out.

Some people thought that having democracy was de way
To usher in the unbwogable revolution
Some others said that fighting with de guns was de way
So winds of change have blown from west east
From south and north
But they have failed to change de heart of man
That’s why I say we need the real revolution.

Chorus

People are tired of the fake lies and counterfeit
So tell me now mi friend why live like a hypocrite
You shout you call fi change and yet do not intend
To change your way of life
Real change will only come when you yourself get a
Change of heart
There is power wonder working power in Jesus Christ
To transform you and give you the real revolution.

Chorus

VANITY OF VANITIES

Reuben Kigame

Vanity of vanities
Oh vanity, a chasing after the wind
Vanity of vanities
Oh vanity, it’s an illusion
When you work hard all your life
Seeking for happiness and you don’t find it
When you labour all your life
Seeking for meaning and you don’t find it
You drink all kinds of beer, smoke all cigarettes
Take all the drugs
Still you feel so empty, you feel worn out
It’s a wasted life.

Christ is the answer to life’s toughest questions
Christ is the answer to the deepest longings of man
Christ will change you and give you meaning in life
Jesus Christ is the answer, give Him all of your heart today.

Vanity of vanities
Oh vanity, a chasing after the wind
Vanity of vanities
Oh vanity, disappointments
Going through life’s cycles, working very hard
Day in day out
Making all of the money, getting the wealth
But without Christ
Still you feel so empty, you feel lonely
It’s a wasted life.

Vanity of vanities
Oh vanity, a chasing after the wind
Vanity of vanities
Oh vanity, frustrations
When you spend big money, get the very best
But you’re not satisfied
When you go big places, taste the very best
But you’re not satisfied
You take all of them girlfriends, all the boyfriends
An immoral life
Still you feel so empty, you feel used up
It’s a wasted life.

(Christ is the answer to life’s toughest questions
Christ is the answer to the deepest longings of man
Christ will change you and give you meaning in life
Jesus Christ is the answer, give Him all your heart today) x2

(Give Him all of your heart today) x4

A CHILD IS BORN

Reuben Kigame - 1988

To us a child is born,
To us a Son is given,
Today in Bethlehem,
Christ is born in a manger,
Forever and ever
His kingdom shall remain.

Hosanna, Hosanna,
Hosanna to the king,
forever and ever,
His kingdom shall remain.

The shepherds watch by night,
King Herod seeks His life,
The angel tells Joseph,
“go seek refuge in Egypt”,
Forever and ever,
His kingdom shall remain.

Hosanna, Hosanna,
Hosanna to the king!
forever and ever,
His kingdom shall remain.

Emmanuel, God with us,
O may Your kingdom come,
We praise You, we worship You,
Your dear name be exalted,
Forever and ever,
Your kingdom shall remain.

Hosanna, Hosanna,
Hosanna to the king!
forever and ever,
Your kingdom shall remain,
Forever and ever,
Your kingdom shall remain!
Forever and ever
Your Kingdom shall remain.

FORGIVE THEM LORD

Reuben Kigame - 1983

“Bear the cross you King of the Jews,
You blasphemed and healed many men,
You removed demons, won’t you come down from the cros”
They spat on Him and mocked His holy holy name.

But he said, “forgive them Lord, they don’t know what they do,
I came to die for them;
it is finished what You sent me to do,
Forgive them Lord, they don’t know what they do.

He was nailed between two robbers,
One to the left, the other to the right,
“You did save other men, well save yourself and save us too”
But one did cry “in paradise remember me”.

Forgive them Lord, they don’t know what they do,
I came to die for them;
it is finished what You sent me to do,
Forgive them lord, they don’t know what they do.

And now His blood avails for you,
It matters not where you may be bound,
Though your sins be too many,
They may even scarlet be,
Christ will wash them white as snow and you’ll be free.

Forgive them Lord, they don’t know what they do,
I came to die for them;
it is finished what You sent me to do,
Forgive them Lord, they don’t know what they do.

FORGIVENESS FLOWS

Reuben Kigame and Matina Munyoli
1983

Forgiveness flows to all mankind,
Salvation great and free,
Oh come and in Him you will find
much grace and liberty

He died, He died, He died,
He died for you and me,
come and be purified
at this bloodstained old tree

How long will you defy The call
and spend your life away
In worldly darkness and in fall,
Forsaking God’s good way.

The blood of Christ God’s only son
Does not hate or despise,
Before the Lord all souls are one
and equal in His eyes.

HE IS STILL ALIVE

Reuben Kigame

I want to thank you Lord
for saving my soul,
I want to thank you Lord
for Christ who made me whole,
I really praise you Lord for love so divine,
You sent your son and through the cross
He made me truly thine.

Chorus

He paid it all at Calvary to wash away my sin,
Was crucified at the cross to save the lost world,
And after all my Jesus Christ rose from the dead,
Oh yes, oh yes, he is still alive x2)

I want to thank you lord
for peace in my heart,
I want to thank you lord
you healed my every part,
I really praise you Lord
when weak you make me strong
And then your word Almighty God
moves me to sing this song.

Chorus

He paid it all at Calvary to wash away my sin,
Was crucified at the cross to save the lost world,
And after all my Jesus Christ rose from the dead,
Oh yes, oh yes, he is still alive x2)

I NEVER KNEW YOU

Reuben Kigame - 1984

For many will come on that day,
and say Lord we prophesied in Thy name,
For many will come on that day,
and say Lord we drove out the demons,
He’ll tell them on the face, “I never knew you,
you workers of iniquity depart from me”.

Not all who call me Lord Lord
Shall enter the kingdom,
But only those who do the will
of my Father above,
You better stand firm brother
for days are groing tough,
Or else he’ll tell you “go away
depart from me”.

For many will come on that day,
and say lord we visited the sick in your name,
For many will come on that day,
and say lord you see I tithed even eleven percent
He’ll tell them on the face, “I never knew you,
you workers of iniquity depart from me”.

Not all who call me Lord Lord
Shall enter the kingdom,
But only those who do the will
of my Father above,
You better stand firm brother
for days are groing tough,
Or else he’ll tell you “go away
depart from me”.

For many will come on that day,
and say lord you see I even went to church
For many will come on that day,
and say lord you see I even read the Bible
He’ll tell them on the face, “I never knew you,
you workers of iniquity depart from me”.

Not all who call me Lord Lord
Shall enter the kingdom,
But only those who do the will
of my Father above,
You better stand firm brother
for days are groing tough,
Or else he’ll tell you “go away
depart from me”.

IM GOING AWAY

Reuben Kigame - 1988

I’m going away,
I’m going away,
I’m going away one of these days x2

Just a little time and the trumpet shall be blown,
Curtains open, Jesus coming as king,
There’ll be much pain when the church of Christ is gone,
I’m going and what about you my friend?

I’m going away,
I’m going away,
I’m going away one of these days x2

Just a little while and the judgment shall begin,
People reaping from the harvest of time,
Redeem the time, flee away from every sin,
Christ will tell you, “welcome home you are mine”.

I’m going away,
I’m going away,
I’m going away one of these days x2

LAND FAR AWAY

Reuben Kigame - 1988

There’s a land far away
Beyond what telescopes could see
Where the Lord has gone before
to prepare a place for me,
I long to join the saints who’ve gone there for eternity
And I long to join the angels in the halleluyah song

They’re singing,
Halleluyah to the father,
Glory glory to the son,
Praise the Spirit three in one,
And glory to the King of kings forevermore.

In that land we need no light for God himself is the light,
There’s no sin to enslave again, oh what a blissful glorious place
We will never thirst again for we will drink from the well of life,
We will gaze on Jesus glory reign with him forevermore.

They’re singing,
Halleluyah to the father,
Glory glory to the son,
Praise the Spirit three in one,
And glory to the King of kings forevermore

MANY YEARS

Reuben Kigame

Many years I wandered
looking for the truth,
Searching every corner every nook,
I didn’t find the truth,
then I asked satan landlord of that house
To show me where the truth,
And so he told a biggy biggy lie
that I myself was truth

But I say,
Bye bye, bye bye,
you’ll never see me again
Bye bye, bye bye,
I’m no longer your slave,
Oh no no no no no no no no

Remember you said that if I could sing
I could find the truth;
And so I sang about people, about life,
I didn’t find the truth;
Then you said just try smoking, having friends and fun
And you know I never found this truth
Until I met King Jesus,

So I say
Bye bye, bye bye,
you’ll never see me again
Bye bye, bye bye,
I’m no longer your slave,
Oh no no no no no no no no

You may think I am crazy as I sing this song,
But if you call Jesus Christ in your heart you will sing it too,
Jesus said if you know the truth, it will set you free,
And yes Jesus the Lord is the truth.
He has set me free.

So I say,
Freedom, freedom, Jesus set me free,
Freedom, freedom, I am free indeed,
Oh ya ya ya ya ya, oh ya ya ya ya ya ya ya

MY DESIRE

Reuben Kigame - 1985

My desire is To please my God,
Than to please all men in this world of sin,
They’d rather hate me, they’d rather curse me,
I’ll follow on, till all is done.

That is my aim,
That is my goal,
To please my God,
To bless his name.

At the dawn of day Through setting sun,
In joyful days, in times of grief,
My voice shall rise, my harp shall sound
in praise of Him who leads mehome.

That is my aim,
That is my goal,
To please my God,
To bless his name.

NO SETTING SUN

Reuben Kigame - 1987

Let your hearts not be troubled,
You believe in my father and also believe in me,
For there above in my father’s house there are many mansions,
I am going to make a place
If it were not so my chosen, I would tell you beloved,
So stand firm until I come
For when I’ve made you a place there I will come back and take you
to that home, my father’s land.

Chorus

So that where I will be,
You will also be there,
Join the saints who wait to cheer you home,
We will sing songs of victory
As we march in that city,
There will be no setting sun.

When the trumpet sounds and all the saints in Christ rise in glory,
I will meet Christ in the skies,
I will shout halleluyah for my work will be over,
And the world of sin is gone,
I’ll behold God the father and adore him forever,
I’ll be there to weep no more,
He will dry all my tears he will clear all my sorrows,
oh my friends I have to go.

So that where I will be,
You will also be there,
Join the saints who wait to cheer you home,
We will sing songs of victory
As we march in that city,
There will be no setting sun.

We will sing songs of victory as we march in that city,
There will be no setting sun.

THE CITY

Reuben Kigame - 1988

There is a song I often sing within my heart,
the city is for people who are born again,
Born of water, spirit and the blood of the lamb,
the city is for people who are born again,
Apostles used to sing this song I sing,
the city is for people who are born again,
And so I sing to you this song my friends,
the city is for people who are born again.

No more death in that city,
No more pain in our homeland,
No crying, neither sorrow,
Brother live a holy life, sister live a holy life.

My friend come to Jesus for the days are gone,
the city is for people who are born again
For just a little moment and the trumpet will sound,
the city is for people who are born again
Behold he cometh quickly with the clouds on high,
the city is for people who are born again
So Christians watch and pray every day every night,
the city is for people who are born again.

No more death in that city,
No more pain in our homeland,
No crying, neither sorrow,
Brother live a holy life, sister live a holy life.

THE HARVEST TIME

Reuben Kigame - 1994

Jesus is calling,
The harvest is waiting,
Who will come and labour in my kingdom?
Look at the signs now,
I will not tarry long,
Tell the world I died to save them from their sins.

The harvest time now, we better be ready,
The harvest time now, we’re gonna go out,
The harvest time now, we better be ready,
The harvest time now, our saviour is nigh

Look at the west now, with all her progress,
Men are saying that God is no longer needed,
Whose gonna go now and tell about Jesus love,
Wealth and Science never ever set men free.

The harvest time now, we better be ready,
The harvest time now, we’re gonna go out,
The harvest time now, we better be ready,
The harvest time now, our saviour is nigh

Look at Russia, consider Africa,
Eastern Europe the iron curtain is fallen,
Whose gonna go now and tell about Jesus love,
Max and Lenny never died to set men free.

The harvest time now, we better be ready,
The harvest time now, we’re gonna go out,
The harvest time now, we better be ready,
The harvest time now, our saviour is nigh