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X081 Nzulu yemfihlakalo!

X081 Nzulu yemfihlakalo!
Christ is the world's Redeemer
(Ascribed to Columba)

1 Nzulu yemfihlakalo! Nzulu yesimanga!
Ezalise umhlaba, Nisebaka-baka
Lenzulu yesimanga, NgokaThix' uNyana;
Oweza ebantwini, Ngokubasindisa.
1 Christ is the world’s Redeemer,
The lover of the pure,
The fount of heav'nly wisdom,
Our trust and hope secure,
The armor of His soldiers,
The Lord of earth and sky;
Our health while we are living,
Our life when we shall die.

2 Wabon' uluntu lonke, Luwe esonweni;
Imiphefumlo yonke; Ihlel' elishweni;
Wasikwa yimfesane, Engumangaliso;
Wathabathela kuYe, Lonk' ihlazo labo.
2 Christ has our host surrounded
With clouds of martyrs bright,
Who wave their palms in triumph
And fire us for the fight.
This Christ the cross ascended
To save a world undone,
And, suff'ring for the sinful,
Our full redemption won.

3 Kwaba ngummangaliso,Ukuzalwa kwaKhe;
Waphila wafundisa, Ngokuncamisayo.
Waba ngummangaliso Umnqamlezo waKhe;
Wafa, wooyis' ukufa, Saba sisimanga.
3 Down in the realms of darkness
He strode in victory,
And at the hour appointed
He rose triumphantly.
And now, to heav'n ascended,
He sits upon the throne
Whence He had ne'er departed,
His Father's and His own.

4 Hayi! Obo bunzulu Bolu thando lwaKho;
Naloo msebenzi waKho Ongenakuqondwa.
Abakholwayo namhla Abanakugwetywa;
Ma udunyiswe Nkosi, Kus' ephakadeni.
4 Glory to God the Father,
The unbegotten One;
All honor be to Jesus,
His sole begotten Son,
And to the Holy Spirit--
The perfect Trinity.
Let all the worlds give answer:

Amen! So let it be.

1 comment:

  1. Is the english section supposed to be a translation of the xhosa section?