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Friday, December 21, 2012

Solly Mahlangu - 'Wahamba Nathi (Siyabonga Jesus), videos, lyrics & comments

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases two videos of South African Pastor Solly Mahlangu's award winning Gospel song "Wahamba Nathi (Siyabonga Jesus)". Information about Pastor Solly Mahlangu, as well as the lyrics for this song, and comments about Wahamba Nathi (Siyabonga Jesus)" are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for religious and aesthetic purposes.

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INFORMATION ABOUT SOLLY MAHLANGU
From http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/goodlife/2012/03/16/pastor-solly-puts-his-calling-first
"Born in Tembisa 40 years ago, Solly Mahlangu became a professional just four years ago. His introduction to the gospel genre has shaped, expanded and redefined the sound.
As much as he is a famous gospel singer, Mahlangu, a pastor by calling, has been able to balance his ministry and music. He is the founder of the Word Praise Christian Centre International, in Tembisa...

Last year he took the industry by surprise when he won three SABC Gospel Crown Awards. To prove that he is on a roll, he last week landed two nominations in the 18th MTN South African Music Awards.

Mahlangu received nominations in the Best Traditional Faith Music Album category and Best Live DVD, in which he competes with the likes of bass wizard Concord Nkabinde and Simphiwe Dana...

In his first year as professional singer Mahlangu collected the Best Album award at the 2009 SABC Gospel Crown Awards. His live album and DVD, Obrigado, sold about 15000 copies, while the CD has achieved gold status for selling more than 20000 units."
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From the video description of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mIkloXU4_s posted by Marlon Masina, Published on May 21, 2012:
"Veteran gospel musician Solly Mahlangu dominated the 4th Crown Gospel Music Awards, winning three prizes; Best Male Gospel Artist, Best Gospel Artist and Best Gospel Song.

The track 'Wahamba Nathi (Siyabonga Jesus)' from his Album Obrigado is just one of my favorite tracks."

FEATURED VIDEOS & LYRICS
Video #1: Solly Mahlangu Wa Hamba Nathi BY EYDELY WORSHIP CHANNEL720p H 264 AAC)



rui metralha, Published on Aug 10, 2013

[LYRICS]
Wahamba nathi, oh wahamba nathi (You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
Oh wahamba nathi, siyabonga (Oh you walked with us, we thank you)
Wahamba nathi, oh wahamba nathi (You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
Oh wahamba nathi, siyabonga(Oh you walked with us, we thank you)
(Repeat)

Siyabonga Jesu, Siyabonga ngonyama yezulu (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven)
Siyabonga Jesu, Siyabonga (we thank you Jesus, we thank you)
Siyabonga Jesu, Siyabonga ngonyama yezulu (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven)
Siyabonga Jesu, Siyabonga (we thank you Jesus, we thank you)

Wakhamba nathi, oh wakhamba nathi(You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
Oh wakhamba nathi, Siyathokoza (Oh you walked with us, we thank you)
Wakhamba nathi, oh wakhamba nathi(You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
Oh wakhamba nathi, Siyathokoza (Oh you walked with us, we thank you)

Siyathokoza Jesu, Siyathokoza kakaramba (We thank you Jesus, we thank you mighty God)
Siyathokoza Jesu, Siyathokoza (We thank you Jesus, we thank you)
Siyathokoza Jesu, Siyathokoza kakaramba (We thank you Jesus, we thank you mighty God)
Siyathokoza Jesu, Siyathokoza (We thank you Jesus, we thank you)

Wa tsamaya le rona, oh wa tsamaya le rona (You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
Oh wa tsamaya le rona, re a boka(Oh you walked with us, we thank you)
Wa tsamaya le rona, oh wa tsamaya le rona (You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
Oh wa tsamaya le rona, re a boka(Oh you walked with us, we thank you)

Leha nka tsamaya kgohlong ya moriti wa lefu(Even though I walk through the valley of death)
Jesu hobane o na le nna (Jesus you are always with me)
watsama yande runa, re a boka (You walked with us, we thank you)
Riya wakabatata wabafuma, Jehova hobane o na le nna (Through thick and thin, Jehova you are always with me)
oh watsama yande runa, re a boka (Oh You walked with us, we thank you)

Re a boka jesu, re a boka tlatlamathjolo, (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven)
Re a boka jesu, re ya boka (we thank you Jesus, we thank you)
Re a boka jesu, re a boka tlatlamathjolo, (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven)
Re a boka jesu, re ya boka (we thank you Jesus, we thank you)

Siyabonga Jesu, Siyabonga ngonyama yezulu (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven)
Siyabonga Jesu, Siyabonga (we thank you Jesus, we thank you)
Siyabonga Jesu, Siyabonga ngonyama yezulu (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven)
Siyabonga Jesu, Siyabonga (we thank you Jesus, we thank you)

In SHONA (Zimbabwe) Rhyming With Music Rhythm :-
WoFamba Nesu, WoFamba Nesu (You walked with us, oh you walked with us) WoFamba Nesu, Tinotenda (Oh you walked with us, we thank you)
WoFamba Nesu, WoFamba Nesu (You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
Oh WoFamba Nesu, Tinotenda (Oh you walked with us, we thank you)
(Repeat)
Tinotenda Jesu, Tinotenda shumba yedenga (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven) (X3) REPEAT

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Video #2: Solly Mahlangu - Siyabonga Jesu



Spirittunez, Uploaded on Dec 3, 2010
Solly Mahlangu doing his thing at the 'Spirit Of Praise' Live DVD Recording. A truly inspirational event. Checkout www.spirittunez.com for more music from Solly!
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Click http://africangospellyrics.wordpress.com/category/south-africa/solly-mahlangu/ for slightly different lyrics with English translation than those posted above.

TRANSLATIONS OF LYRICS FOR THIS SONG IN OTHER AFRICAN LANGUAGES
From http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-yOpEfZIE
Geoffrey Ongadi, October, 2012
"In kiswahili version(Kenya) we sing Umetembee nasi,oh, Umetembea nasi twashukuru"
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From http://africangospellyrics.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/siyabonga-jesu-lyrics-by-solly-mahlangu/#comments African Gospel Lyrics [in reference to the version of this song that is given above as video #2]

Siya, Feb 26, 2012
I stand to be corrected but according to my knowledge Solly is rendering the song in three different Languages WAHAMBA is a zulu word meaning(You walked) and WAKHAMBA is a ndebele word bearing the same meaning. SIYABONGA means (We thank you) and SIYATHOKOZA meaning(We are grateful/We are pleased)… Then an outstanding xhosa verse which goes:

Enkosi yesu (Thank you Jesus)
Enkosi Gweletshetshe (????
Enkosi Koga lezulu (????
Siyabulela (We thank you)
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cassian Christopher , Sep 03, 2012
hellow people in tanzania we singing (waambanati =means watembea nasi,and siyabonga jesu=means twashukulu Yesu.that song it is power full song.
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Rain,Sep 05, 2012
Twashukuru Yesu, twashukuru simba wa Yuda,
Twashukuru Yesu, twashukuru… You are right. It sounds good in Kiswahili.
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Delight, Sep 09, 2012
thank u Pstr SOLLY for a wondrfull show we had in Zimbabwe we sng it in shona- Wafamba nesu(u walked with) wafamba nesu ooh wafamba nesu, tinotenda(thank u) Tinotenda shumba yajudha (we think u the lion of judda)
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Akosua, Oct 19, 2012
Love this song…In Twi (Akan – Ghana), we’ll sing…
Wone yen Nantew, ooh wone yen Nantew, ooh wone yen Nantew, yeda w’ase...

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RELATED VIDEO
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/04/joyous-celebration-2012-abazohamba.html for another video of South African Gospel music in which the vocalists and audience does that marching-like movements.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to Pastor Solly Mahlangu for composing and performing this song. Thanks also to the other vocalists & musicians featured in these videos, incuding the audience. And thanks to those whose comments & transcriptions are included in this post, and to the uploaders of these videos.

Also, thank you for visiting pancocojams.

Viewer comments are welcome.

18 comments:

  1. oh my my my God what a beautiful , superb song that is full of the holy spirit. am in Rwanda , i don;t not understand a single word but i felt this song in my heart wow .
    wahambanati. this is why i should save and come in south Africa .SA you bless me with your music

    pr Solly may the deliverer bless you forever, more be filled with the Holy Spirit to sing more than you have ever

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    1. Brenda Uwubuntu, thank you for your comment.

      I agree with you about this song.

      I keep returning to this video when I need my spirit to be re-charged.

      Blessings to you and to Solly Mahlangu, the composer & lead singer of this song.

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    2. Brenda spot on
      I loved the song then when I got to know the meaning I was moved.
      Surely this band and Pr. Solly should make an East African Tour. Uganda in waiting

      Grace

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  2. Just thank God for the Life of Pastor Solly.
    I am in Nigeria, and when I watched the song on TV I was realy blessed. Even when I dont understand the language it is indeed the anointing that makes the diference.
    Just wish He will visit Nigeria.
    Rukevwe Idjara (Delta state, Nigeria)

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  3. hi all

    Just wanted to say i really love listening to this song it really Blesses me alot although i dont understand the Language but thanks to this page i have seen the Translation of the Song. Its a lovely song and Be Blessed. frm Anne Kenya

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  4. Wow wow wow I really love this song, u really bless me. Thanks for the translation of the song, I just stand and dance with u. luv luv luv it, God bless u mightily. Rose Kenya.

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  5. Syalom! Hallo everyone.. I'm Jacky Koa from Indonesia, I'm so blessed with this video, in the way you people expres your self in worship our God, dancing in powerfull song... I'm so blessed to see this video, first I don't know the word meaning.. When I read the translate.. Sudenly I'm join with pst. Solly singing Нɑнaнɑ=Dнaнaɑº°˚ ˚°º≈=)) I know that Lion of heaven bless you africa abundantly... God bless you all!!!

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  6. We in Uganda say thank you so much.the song is like a virus in a good way.its moving to all ch+s like a bush fire.may God continue inspiring you pastor.be blessed

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  7. In KINYARWANDA (Rwanda) Rhyming with Music Rhythm: This song is very nice and spiritually significant. Hereafter is shown the procedure of how to sing it in Kinyarwanda;

    Wabanye natwe, oh Wabanye natwe (You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
    Oh wabanye natwe, uhimbazwe (Oh you walked with us, we thank you)
    Wabanye natwe, oh Wabanye natwe (You walked with us, oh you walked with us)
    Oh wabanye natwe, uhimbazwe (Oh you walked with us, we thank you)

    uhimbazwe Yesu, uhimbazwe mwami w'Abami (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven)
    uhimbazwe Yesu, uhimbazwe (we thank you Jesus, we thank you)
    uhimbazwe Yesu, uhimbazwe mwami w'Abami (We thank you Jesus, we thank you Lion of heaven)
    uhimbazwe Yesu, uhimbazwe (we thank you Jesus, we thank you)

    Thanks to Pastor Solly Mahlangu for composing and performing this song.

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    1. Ephrem Nitanga thank you for your addition of the words to this song in Kinyarwanda.

      God bless you.

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  8. I love this song and now that I know the meaning I am blessed.orji king aka Bishop Chux

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  9. Wow can't just stop singing the song in nigerian languages.....in yoruba we sing :
    Eyin le ba'wa rin ha (You walked with us
    Eyin le ba'wa rin ha (You walked with us
    Eyin le ba'wa rin adupe lowo Re (You walked with us we thank You
    Adupe lowo Re Jesu (we thank You Jesus
    Adupe lowo Re Oba aiyeraye (we thank You The Everlasting King
    Adupe lowo Re Jesu (we thank You Jesus
    Adupe lowo Re (we thank You

    In Igbo language we sing:
    Gi duru anyin eh (You walked with us
    Gi duru anyin eh (You walked with us
    Gi duru anyin anyin ne kele Gi (You walked with us we thank You
    Anyin ne kele Gi Jesus (we thank You Jesus
    Anyin ne kele Gi Nw'Aturu we gburu (we thank You the Lamb that was slain
    Anyin ne kele Gi Jesus (we thank You Jesus
    Anyin ne kele Gi (we thank You

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    1. orji king aka Bishop Chux, thanks for the Yoruba and Igbo translations for this song!

      God bless and Merry Christmas!

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    1. I'm sorry. I don't know where you can find the chords for this song.

      Hopefully someone will answer your question.

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  11. THIS SONG IS A BLESSING AND A TRUE SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT.... PST. SALLY AND YOUR GROUP WELCOME TO KENYA
    JUSPER_ NAIROBI, KENYA

    IN KAMBA MY NATIVE LANGUAGE THE VERSES WOULD BE:-
    Ni uendanitye naitu ii, ni uendanitye naitu ii,
    ( you have walked with us oh, you have walked with us oh)
    Ni uendanitye naitu ii, twi tunga muvea.
    ( you have walked with us, we thank you)

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    1. Anonymous June 1, 2014 , thanks for the Kamba lyrics to this song!

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