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Monday, December 10, 2012

Rich Yuppies spouting utopia take two

in a previous post, I criticized a poet for longing for utopia.

The reason is that I am very sarcastic at the rich upper class types who are isolated from this "valley of tears" and want their own private island of grace.

Yet for those with problems (the poor, but also those in poor health or who suffer from depression etc) the call that Jesus will wipe away our tears and be our hiding place is powerful. There is joy knowing that.

Ethel Waters tells of how she was "saved" after a preacher actually prolonged a rivival and had everyone pray for her as a child...and she says after that, God was like having a powerful loving presence inside her, where she could know she was loved and cared for despite the terrible world she lived in.

So this song shows the same theme:




Lyrics

Bwana Yesu, Bwana Yesu | My Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus
Kimbilio langu, ni wewe Baba | You are my safe haven Lord
Tumaini langu, liko kwako Yaweh |My hope is on you Yahweh
Mimi sina uwezo, sina Bwana mwingine ila wewe | I don’t have the might, I don’t have another Lord but you
Mimi sina uwezo, sina Bwana mwingine ila wewe | I don’t have the might, I don’t have another Lord but you
Chorus:
Wewe ndiwe Baba yangu, msaada wangu wa karibu | You are my father, my close help
Wewe ndiwe Baba yangu, msaada wangu wa karibu | You are my father, my close help
Verse 2:
Haleluya, Haleluya Baba | Haleluya Father
Oh ulinifia mwokozi wangu, dhambi zangu zote ukaziosha | You died for me my savior, you washed away my sins
Sijapata mwingine, dunia yote kama wewe yahweh | I do not have another one, like you Yahweh
Sijapata mwingine, sijapata mwingine kama wewe Yahweh | I do not have another one, like you Yahweh
(chorus)
Verse 3:
Nakuinua, nakuinua | I lift you up
Milele milele,nitakuimbia | Forever I will sing for you
Kwa yale umenitendea Baba nakusifu | Because of what you have done for me I will praise you father
Milele Milele, milele daima Bwana wangu | Forever my Lord
Milele na milele, milele daima Bwana wangu we | Forever and ever my Lord
(Chorus)
Verse 4:
Hakuna hakuna nasema (Hakuna kama wewe) There is no other I say (None like you)
Mbinguni na duniani tuimbe (Hakuna kama wewe) Heaven or earth (None like you)
Aliye filia dhambi zangu nasema (Hakuna kama wewe) Who died for my sins (None like you)
Mponyaji wangu ndiye Jehova rafa (Hakuna kama wewe) My healer is Jehova rafa (None like you)
Hakuna hakuna naimba (Hakuna kama wewe) There is none I sing (None like you)
Hakuna hakuna nasema (Hakuna kama wewe) There is none I say (None like you)
Ulimwengu wote tuimbe (Hakuna kama wewe) Sing oh world (None like you)
Dunia yote tuseme tusemee (Hakuna kama wewe) All the earth let us say (None like you)
Nasema hakuna hakuna hakuna (Hakuna kama wewe) There is none (None like you)
Oh hakuna hakuna nasema (Hakuna kama wewe) Oh there is none I say (None like you)
Oh hakuna hakuna naimba (Hakuna kama wewe) Oh there is none I sing (None like you)
Hakuna hakuna tuimbe (Hakuna kama wewe) There is none Lets sing (None like you)
hakuna hakuna nasema (Hakuna kama wewe) There is none I say (None like you)
Hakuna hakuna naimba (Hakuna kama wewe) There is none I sing (None like you)

so what is the difference?

Maybe reverse snobbism, thinking that affluent and "sensitive" poets are faking it.

Albert Schweitzer once said that those who confront pain are part of the brotherhood of those who bear the mark of pain...







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