Your Sunday Hymn: We Are Marching (Siyahamba)

The South African hymn, “We Are Marchingis well suited for children because the of the easy to remember melody and  lyrics.

In Tanzania, these orphaned children performed a spirited version in front of Lake Victoria:

This rendition is performed by L’Annonciade form Romont, at the Switzerland Montreux Choral Festival:

Here’s an American boy’s choir: in New Jersey:

Moving on to Singapore, here’s the SACC Youth Choir performing at Saint Andrew’s Community Chapel:

They’re all precious.

Afrikaans

Ons marsjeer nou in die lig van God,

Ons marsjeer nou in die lig van God.

Ons marsjeer nou in die lig van God,

Ons marsjeer nou in die lig van God.

Ons marsjeer nou, ons marsjeer nou,

Ons marsjeer nou in die lig van God.

Ons marsjeer nou, ons marsjeer nou,

Ons marsjeer nou in die lig van God.

Zulu

Siyahamba, ekukanyen’ kwenkos’,

Siyahamba ekukanyen’ kwenkos’.

Siyahamba ekukanyen’ kwenkos’,

Siyahamba ekukanyen’ kwenkos’.

Siyahamba, siyahamba, oh,

Siyahamba ekukanyen’ kwenkos’.

Siyahamba, siyahamba, oh,

Siyahamba ekukanyen’ kwenkos’.

Spanish

Caminamos en la luz de Dios,

Caminamos en la luz de Dios.

Caminamos en la luz de Dios,

Caminamos en la luz de Dios.

Caminamos, vamos, caminamos, vamos,

Caminamos en la luz de Dios.

Caminamos, vamos, caminamos, vamos,

Caminamos en la luz de Dios.

English

We are marching in the light of God.

We are marching in the light of God.

We are marching in the light of God.

We are marching in the light of God.

We are marching, we are marching, ooh,

We are marching in the light of God.

We are marching, we are marching, ooh,

We are marching in the light of God.

(Alternate versions of the lyrics may alternate marching with different verbs such as dancing, singing, living, or praying.)

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