Ebeneza (Ebenezer) Lyrics by Edna Lotole

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(Sung in Kalenjin)

Refrain:
Ee Jehova alosun inye koigeny (Oh Lord I will praise You forever)
Inye kityo ne amwechinin nguno (Only you from whom I seek refuge)
Mami age netinye riranet kipkoi (No one else has mercy forever)
Inyegei kityo Ebeneza (You alone are Ebenezer)

Nei u iti tulondok eng’ kimnatenyim (The one who sets mountains in their places)
Nei kochini tuletab nyanjoshiek kosis (The one who calms the storms)
Tuletab bek che mi loigeny ainosiek (And the noise of the waves)
Jehova kolosunet koneng’ung’et (Lord, all praise belongs to you)

(Refrain)

Inyiti bek kole kigerer koma ranei  (You send abundant rains on ploughed land)
Iribrib komoswek chi che usundotin  (You shield where young plants grow)
Itangusieng’ ropta ne inesi  (You soften the soil with the water)
Jehovah neng’ung’ torornatet (Lord, all glory belongs to You)

(Refrain)

Kiwal nyanjet kowegei mei neyamat  (He parted the waters of the sea)
Kilandae ainet kobunei kelyekchin  (He walked on water)
Inen ribei sobonwek cho kosopschon  (He shields and heals our spirit)
Laitoriani kamuktaindenyo koigeny  (Lord,  rule forever)

(Refrain)

Inyiti kenyit mieindanyi  (You fill our harvest with your goodness)
Ak sauot boiyet eng ngatinweguk  (Amd provide plenty wherever you go)
Sachin choto kewachei kabong’ate  (The pastures are filled with flock)
Aki ratet tulondok boiboindo (And the hills are full of joy)

(Refrain)

Ng’eet Akiiluu (Arise and Shine) Lyrics by Emmy Kosgei

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(Sung in Kalenjin)

Refrain:
Ng’eet Akiilu, ng’eet akiilu (Arise and shine)
For the Glory of the Lord has risen up on you
Ng’eet o, akiilu (Arise and shine)

Logoiwech che miach, Eh bororyo (Good news, brethren)
Inye ne iratat, inye ne inyorot (To the bound and captive)
Kige wirta wirten, ma itinye kamang’uno (You’ve been bruised, with no hope)
Ime mesundeito, ma i kereter (You’ve been burdened, and see no future)
Lekleten nyigisindet (Lay down your burden)
It’s a new season, It’s a new beginning

(Refrain)

Kenyit nito ne chamat, Kenyi nito nebo kiptaiyat
(This is a blessed year, a year of the Lord)
Makororoptoi asistang’ung’, ama komeny araweng’ung’
(Neither your sun or your moon will harm you)
Agoi kesuge betusie chebo rirek (Until the days of mourning end)
Ne ka tai oret kilagu chepkule ne bo lelesta (And we are crowned with crowns of praise)
Ak ingoryet nebo kalosunet (And the garment of praise)

(Refrain)

Arise and shine for your light has come
And the Glory of the Lord has risen up on you
Arise!
It’s a new beginning its a new dawn
Its a year of restoration, the year of jubilee
Beautiful ashes, an ode of joy and a garment of joy
Will give you, Arise!

Arise!

Jerusalem Lyrics by Emmy Kosgei

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(Sung in Kalenjin)

Chorus:
Kimi rutoito, kimite banda o (We are pilgrims, we are travelling)
Kibendi gaa Jerusalem (We are going home, to Jerusalem)

Ngonyuni Kimite, koma nenyonet (This world is not ours)
Kiwo kochobwech Jeso nenyonet koret (Jesus has gone to prepare us a home)
Asi ole mi, kemi ak echei (So that where He is, we may be also)
Kimite rutoito, kimitei banda o (We are pilgrims, we are on a journey)

(Chorus)

Betusiekap chi ko nwagen eng’ ng’onyuni (The days of man are few on earth)
U sogek che restos, urwet che labati (It is like withering grass, or a passing shadow)
Tos ichobotu kimwa ko bo ile (Do you fight as he commanded?)
Kataruget ne mie, ageni kutwet o (I fight the good fight, I await my crown)

(Chorus)

Ara ongigilgei, onge chechem banda o (So we should carry on,  and press forward)
Amu mi Jeso kobotech agoi kagesuno (For Jesus is with us until the end)
Ogerro nyone Jesu, nam mising’ noto itinye (Look Jesus is coming, hold closely to what you have)
Asi magibenek chi, Utweng’ung’ (That no-one may steal your crown)

(Chorus)

Nyumbani (Home) Lyrics by Ruri Sambili

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(Sung in Kalenjin – A Hymn)

Yelele Nyumbani (Yelele, Home) x4

Jesu lapkeiyetab sobondanyu (Jesus is the light of my soul)
Ng’ang’wa imandang’ung’ (Teach me Your righteousness)
Kweng’wa oret ne abune (Lead me in the road I travel)
Asi matekta mesundeito (That troubles may not overwhelm me)
Ye kait sait ne kaimen emet (When it is time for the land to awaken)
Ak ang’etat ak aboi .?. (And I rise to .?.)
Kona awo aru komnye (Lead me until it’s time to sleep)
Ak iriba eng’ mesundeito (And protect me from the darkness)

Chorus:
And I say, you are the sun of my soul
You are the light of my life
Leading me all the right way home
Jesus, you are the song of my soul
Yelele Nyumbani (Yelele, Home) x4

Tebi kabota eng’ kemoi tugul (Abide with me through the night)
Jesu inegitena kat koech (Jesus, protect me until dawn)
Kona ang’eet achamege (Grant me to awake alright)
Si achobok ayai boisieng’ung (That I maybe able to continue your work)
Jesu, ii Lapkeiyetab kipsengwet (Jesus, you are the light of heaven)
Mami mesundeita eng’ oldang’ung’ (There is no darkness in your realm)
Iluuchi nguno orennyu (Lead me today in my way)
Agoi tun aitu taing’ung’ (Until the time I come before your presence)

(Chorus)

Sobei Jesu/Cheiso (Jesus Lives) Lyrics by Emmy Kosgei

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(Sung in Kalenjin)

Eh, hey Sobei cheiso

Chorus:
Sobei Jesu, Sobei Jesu, Sobei Jesu (Jesus is alive)
Ak mamitei kiy ne temenen o (And nothing is impossible with Him)
(Repeat)

Tos ne ye isome? Ne noto iminy? (What are you praying for? What troubles you?)
Kale Jesu, ibun miletabung’un, (Jesus said, bring all your burdens to)
Som ak sigegonin, Ikonygony as sigeyatun(Ask:you’d be given, knock:it’d be opened)
Agei tugul isomei, Kigochin mwae Jehovah(What you ask you’ll be given says the Lord)
Inan agobo Hannah, kirorechi Penninah (Remember Hannah; how Peninah jeered her)
Ago eng Iet – kigochi werit Samuel (Yet at the end – she was given the son Samuel)
Kimitun, telel imangu Jesu (He’ll meet you; Stand firm and wait on Jesus)
Sobei Jesu, ma ko lo asikolawalun (Jesus is alive, it will not be long that He’ll answer)

(Chorus)

Kiinyalil kiber akike sastainen (You’re discouraged and feeling abandoned)
Kitugul ne iyae mebore ak mekesei (Everything that you does not flourish)
Amengomen muguleldab kayane (Do not lose the heart of faith)
Amengeisten kwane walutik (And do not give up your hope)
Kasartab kiptaiyat, ko notok ne chamat (God’s timing is that of love)
Igen name tabtabten amu sabei Jesu (Hold on and wait, because Jesus lives)
Neging’et lazaro, kiwal bek koek divai (He raised Lazarus & changed water to wine)
Kipchenyak ne birir (He who parted the Red Sea…)

(Chorus)

Refrain: Sobei Jesu, ak mamitei kiy ne temenen o
(Jesus lives, and nothing is impossible for Him)

Kiichengate kerichek kolenjin daktari mami
(You’ve searched for cure, the doctors says there’s none)
Kiichengate boisiek kelenjin mamitei boisio
(You’ve looked for work and been told there’s none)
Kiibet lagoguk, kibet eng’ (?) ak magosomanet
(You’ve lost your children to the world)
Kas amwaun, kas amwaun, ale: angen ale
(Listen as I tell you that I know that)
Sobei, Sobei Jesu (He lives, Jesus lives)

(Chorus)

Young Man Lyrics by Mr. Israel

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(Languages: Kalenjin, Swahili, English)

Yeah, ladies and gentlemen, This is a special dedication
To all the young men in Kenya
This is our time, we’ve got to change things here

Onge kutit ko nito, ketuiyen (This is the subject we should agree on (?))
Ile kotinye ng’olyon o (I have a word to say)
Mi chi ne acheng’e (There is someone I’m looking for)
Kainenyi keguure, young man (He’s called Young Man)
Chi chi kotinye nguvu (This person is strong)
Ak kotinye akili neo (And is very intelligent)
Lakini katinye ngolyon o ne to kimwochin (But I have a word to tell him)
Asi mait ak kimas o (So that he may not slip and fall (?))

Refrain:
Fungua macho yako, young man (Open your eyes, young man)
Tumia akili yako, young man (Use your head, young man)
Me ko ngalin chi o, young man (Let no one deceive you, young man)
Me kan kongenin chi o, young man (Let no one use you, young man)

Kingolechech chi o, nam kogoonon (Someone tries to bribe you)
Ing’enyolan tugul o, nataguyan (?)
Anin negit koet kora o, young man (?)
Ngwanyin koneran, young man (?)
Matiyan keng’alin o, young man (Don’t let yourself be deceived, young man)
Ameyan keboisienin, young man (And don’t let yourself be used, young man)
Your life is so precious, young man
And money cannot buy it o, young man

(Refrain)

Kas o weri we, young man (Listen young man)

Le bendi tach toek, young man (When you listen to [politician] talk)
Fungua akili yako, ufikirie (Use your head, and think)
Fungua macho yako, na utazame (Open your eyes and look)
Makiyundos kirugiit, Aki rib komebarkei (?)
Mengo ulie chi, young man (?)
In this world, young man
You cannot survive alone, young man

(Refrain)

No man is an island, young man
Ongibureen kalyet, young man (Let’s maintain peace, young man)
You need me, I need you
They need us, we need them
To coexist, we’ve got to be together
And to survive, we’ve got to stick together
Young man x4

(Refrain)

Chuki sio maendeleo, young man (Hatred is not progress, young man)
Wivu sio maendeleo, young man (Hate is not progress, young man)
Ili Kenya iendelee, young man (For Kenya to progress, young man)
Lazima tushirikiane, young man (We must collaborate, young man)
This is our time, young man
It is never tomorrow, young man
Tuko na uwezo, young man (We have the ability, young man)
Wa kuleta mabadiliko, young man (To bring change, young man)

Ololo (Never) Lyrics by Emmy Kosgei

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(Sung in Kalenjin)

Wololo, ololo, olo me ya kusegong'(No, never! I will not look back)
Me ya kusegong’, asubi Jesu (I will not look back, I follow Jesus)
I fix my eyes on Jesus, no more turning back
Til o, til e, akile wololo (decide, and say no)
(repeat)

Mwae ng’olyondet kole chubot, Ne name mogombet (The word says cursed is the man that goes to plough)
ne namei mogombo, ak kokus kong’ (Who holds the plough, and looks back)
Manyolu eng’ boisio, kimwawech Jesu (He is not of value, Jesus tells us)
Ako chi ne u no, ko matilei ki (A person like that, cannot be relied on)
Lewen o, lewen, lewen eng’ u inyegei ye i gil iyai ko chula (Choose, choose wisely, and don’t be like the man)
Til o, til e, Meyai iyai ko chula (decide, don’t be like the man)

Wololo, ololo, olo me ya kusegong'(No, never! I will not look back)
Me yai kusegong’, asubi Jesu (I will not look back, I follow Jesus)
I fix my eyes on Jesus, no more turning back
Til o, til e, akile wololo (decide, and say no)
(repeat)

Ame kus kong’ ngo u Isirael,Kiutie Jehova (Don’t look back like the Israel, who forgot God)
Kiutie kayamisutik, koam indara (They forgot His promises, and missed the past)
Kobwat chebo lolosyek,che kimeto eng’ let (They thought of all the things they left behind)
Kiyem tulwet Sinai, kenyisiek artam (They remained around mt. Sinai, for 40 years)
Kigeer ak ama it, emetab kayamiset (They saw but never reached, the promised land)
Ame ngo berberin o, chebo ng’ony koresoi (So do not be deceived, by earthly desires)
Til o, til e, umetete kute murego amengong’al o (decide because like dust, they shall pass)

Wololo, ololo, olo me ya kusegong'(No, never! I will not look back)
Me ya kusegong’, asubi Jesu (I will not look back, I follow Jesus)
I fix my eyes on Jesus, no more turning back
Til o, til e, akile wololo (decide, and say no)
(repeat)

Ye me I lalang’ ak eme ikaite, kutupten Jehova
(You are neither hot nor cold, God will spit you out)
Kelen iwendi tai ilite let, ibire mark time o
(You say you’re moving forward, yet you move backwards, you’re marktiming)

Wololo, ololo, olo me ya kusegong'(No, never! I will not look back)
Me ya kusegong’, asubi Jesu (I will not look back, I follow Jesus)
I fix my eyes on Jesus, no more turning back
Til o, til e, akile wololo (decide, and say no)
(repeat)

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