Sizohamba naye (We Will Walk with God)

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Translator: John L. Bell

John Bell (b. 1949) was born in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, intending to be a music teacher when he felt the call to the ministry. But in frustration with his classes, he did volunteer work in a deprived neighborhood in London for a time and also served for two years as an associate pastor at the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam. After graduating he worked for five years as a youth pastor for the Church of Scotland, serving a large region that included about 500 churches. He then took a similar position with the Iona Community, and with his colleague Graham Maule, began to broaden the youth ministry to focus on renewal of the church’s worship. His approach soon turned to composing songs within the identifiable traditi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sizohamba naye, wo wo wo
Title: Sizohamba naye (We Will Walk with God)
Original Language: Swati
Translator: John L. Bell
Source: Swaziland traditional hymn; Swaziland folk hymn; transcribed The Swedish Exchange Project, Meeting Swaziland
Language: English; Swati
Notes: English translation: See also "We will walk with God, my brothers"; French translation: "Marchons tous avec Dieu, wo wo wo"; Spanish translation: "Caminemos con Dios, hermanos" by Ronald F. Krisman
Copyright: Tr. © 2002, Iona Community, Scotland, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent



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