Elder Son shares something beautiful

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A little gift from my son, that I share with you to start off the weekend:

About that music: Baba Yetu the first song written for a video game to win (or even be nominated for) a Grammy. Also: That’s the Soweto Gospel Choir singing, and the lyrics are actually the Lord’s Prayer in Swahili.

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  • Sam2001

    It is the Protestant Version,

    English: Our Father, who art in heaven

    Swahili: BABA YETU ULIYE MBINGUNI

    Phonetics: Bah-Bah Yay-too You-lee-yay mm-been-goo-nee

    English: Hallowed be thy name

    Swahili: JINA LAKO LITU KUZWE

    Phonetics: Gee-Nah La-co Lee-too Kooz-way

    English: Thy kingdom come

    Swahili: UFALME WAKO UJE

    Phonetics: You-Fahl-may Wah-co You-jay

    English: Thy will be done

    Swahili: MAPENZI YAKO YATIMIZWE

    Phonetics: Mah-pain-zee Yah-co Yah-tee-meez-way

    English: On earth as it is in heaven

    Swahili: HAPA DUNIANI KAMAHUKO MBINIGUNI

    Phonetics: Hap-pah Do-nee-ah-nee Kah-mah-who-co M-been-goo-nee

    English: Give us this day

    Swahili: UTUPE LEO RIZIKI YETU

    Phonetics: Yoo-too-pay Lee-oh Ree-zee-kee Yay-too

    English: Our daily bread

    Swahili: UTUSAMEHE DENI ZETU

    Phonetics: You-too-sah-may-hay Day-nee Zay-too

    English: And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors

    Swahili: KAMA SISI NASI TUWASAMEHEVYO WADENI YETU

    Phonetics: Kah-mah see-see Nah-see (Too-wah-sah-may-hayv-yoh) wah-day-nee
    ya-too

    English: Lead us not into temptation

    Swahili: NA USITUTIE MAJARABUNI

    Phonetics: Nah you-see-too-tee-a Mah-jah-rah-bu-nee

    If only the folks on YouTube knew what the words really were, ; ).

    Thank you to your son for sharing this.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    It’s defintely a really cool video, but what do those images have to do with The Lord’s Prayer? What am I missing? If anything those images are honoring man, not God. But what do I know.

    By the way, it is the Lord’s Prayer in Swahili. You can see the transliteration here:
    http://www.bread.org/help/church/worship/prayers/lords-prayer-in-swahili.html

  • http://www.parafool.com/ victor

    The entire “Calling All Dawns” album by Christopher Tin is very beautiful (it’s a collection of prayers set to music from all different religions in may different languages). Anyway, here’s a video of Baba Yetu being performed live.


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