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AcaDisc #99- Zambian Acappella by Zambian Acapella

Original Release: 1996 The Acappella Company
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster and Gary Moyers
Production Assistants: Gary Miller, Robert Orr, Darin Cochran, and Larry Sparks
Engineers: Gary Miller, John Laws, Robert Orr, Norman Zuercher, Gary Moyers, and Darin Cochran
Assistant Engineer: Jeremy Brasher
Recording Studio: Ashton Recording and Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mixed by: Gary Miller, John Laws, Robert Orr, and Darin Cochran
Mastered by: Masterfonics- Nashville, TN
Vocals: Daniel Mwanza, Thomas Simonde, Webster Munchini, Zacchaeus Zulu, Richard Fulamana, Godfrey Tembo, Oliver Mabiya, James Mbewe, Sylvester K. Pupe, and Josephat Mbenga

Editor's Note: Due to the editors' lack of understanding of Zambian languages, the lyrics that appear for this album are exactly as printed in the album insert with translated English lyrics (which do not appear in the songs) moved to a "Translation" section.  In most cases, the lyrics are repeated several times at varying intervals (not indicated).  Anyone with knowledge of these languages is asked to contact Ken at ken@acadisc.com.

Song List

Jesus is Wonderful (Yesu Aliwama Amen)
Jesus is Calling You (Akumcemani Yesu)
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
This Great Multitude (Ilibumba Likalamba)
Standing On the Mountain
Jesus is Coming Back (Ba Jesu Bakubola)
Open the Door (Julala Mulyango)
Joshua Fit Da Battle
We're Gathered Together (Twabungana Bonse)
De Animals A-Comin

Jesus is Wonderful (Yesu Aliwama Amen)

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

Language: Bemba

Yesu aliwama amen
Kabili akabwela amen
Yesu aliwama amen
Kabili ninshila amen
Yesu aliwama amen
Kabili akabwela amen
Yesu aliwama amen

Translation:

Jesus is wonderful, amen
He is alive, amen
Jesus is wonderful, amen
He is the way, amen
Jesus is wonderful, amen
He is coming again, amen
Jesus is wonderful, amen

Scriptural Reference:

"When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing."  Luke 13:17

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Jesus is Calling You (Akumcemani Yesu)

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

Language: Tumbuka

Akumcemani Yesu
Akumcemani Yesu
Mtuba aha, aha
Izaninge kwa Yesu
Izaninge kwa Yesu
Mtuba aha, aha
Senyaninge Katundu
Senyaninge Katundu
Mtuba aha, aha
Katundu nimitima
Katundu nimitima
Mtuba aha, aha
Izaninge kwa Yesu
Izaninge kwa Yesu
Mtuba aha, aha

Translation:

Jesus is calling you
Jesus is calling you
Yes, yes, he is holy
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Yes, yes, he is holy
Bring all your burdens
Bring all your burdens
Yes, yes, he is holy
All the burdens of your heart
All the burdens of your heart
Yes, yes, he is holy
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Yes, yes, he is holy

Scriptural Reference:

"Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess."  Hebrews 3:1

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King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Glory, hallelujah
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Glory, hallelujah
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Glory, hallelujah

King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Jesus, Prince of Peace)
Glory hallelujah
King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Jesus, Prince of Peace)
Glory hallelujah
King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Jesus, Prince of Peace)
Glory hallelujah
King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Jesus, Prince of Peace)
Glory hallelujah

King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Glory, hallelujah
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Glory, hallelujah

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Verse 2

King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Glory, hallelujah
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Glory, hallelujah

Repeat Verse 1

King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Jesus, Prince of Peace)
Glory hallelujah
King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Jesus, Prince of Peace)
Glory hallelujah

Scriptural Reference:

"On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: 'KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.'"  Revelation 19:16

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This Great Multitude (Ilibumba Likalamba)

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

Language: Bemba

Ilibumba likalamba
Ichilonganino chakwa Yehova
Chashitilwe nomulopa wakwa Yesu
katula

Chorus:
Ifwe tuli pa bulendo
Wolungama ku Ziyoni
Umusumba uwawama
Twendeni bonse twingilemo

Translation:

This great multitude which has gathered
in the name of Jehovah
Was brought through the blood of our Savior
Jesus Christ

Chorus:
We are on a journey bound for Zion
Zion, the beautiful city of God
Come on everybody, let's enter the city of Zion

Scriptural Reference:

"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."  Romans 10:9

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Standing On the Mountain

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

Standing on the mountain, children
I didn't come here for a stay
If I'll never more see you again
I'm gonna meet you on the Judgement Day

Repeat Verse 1

Chorus:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
I'm gonna meet you on the Judgement Day

Repeat Chorus

(With Chorus in background)
When the last trump of God shall sound
All the dead in Christ shall rise
To be caught up together in the sky
I'm gonna meet you on the Judgement Day

(With Chorus in background)
Then we who are still alive
Will going up in the sky
To meet the Lord in the sky
I'm gonna meet you on the Judgement Day

(With Chorus in background)
"I'm gonna meet you on the Judgement Day"
Jesus said to his disciples
"I'm gonna meet you on the Judgement Day"
Hallelujah, gonna meet you on the Judgement Day

Repeat Chorus

Rock-a-my, rock-a-my, rock-a-my soul
Rock-a-my, rock-a-my, rock-a-my soul
Rock-a-my, rock-a-my, rock-a-my soul
Rock-a-my, rock-a-my, rock-a-my soul
Rock-a-my, rock-a-my, rock-a-my soul
Rock-a-my, rock-a-my, rock-a-my soul
Rock-a-my, rock-a-my, rock-a-my soul (Bosom of Abraham rock-a-my soul)
Rock-a-my, rock-a-my, rock-a-my soul

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Scriptural Reference:

"The Lord said, 'Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord , for the Lord is about to pass by.'"  1 Kings 19:11a

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Jesus is Coming Back (Ba Jesu Bakubola)

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

Language: Tonga

Ba Jesu bakubola, Tukasekeseke
Tuyoimba inyimbo yabo aleluya

Chorus:
Ngoyu wabola
Iyaya, O Iyaya
Iyaya, O Iyaya, O Iyaya
Ngoyu wasika
Iyaya, O Iyaya
Iyaya, O Iyaya, O Iyaya

Translation:

When Jesus comes back we shall be very happy
We shall sing his song, hallelujah

Chorus:
Lo! He comes
Oh yes, Oh yes
Behold his coming
Oh yes, oh yes

Scriptural Reference:

"'Men of Galilee,' they said, 'why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.'"  Acts 1:11

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Open the Door (Julala Mulyango)

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

Language: Tonga

Silindime ndajala mulyango,
Nowa ndijalulile mulyango

Chorus:
Jalulu!

Ndalikuti ndihula; Jalula Nowa
Akaka Nowa, Jalula mulyango tunjile

Translation:

Noah: It is not me who has shut the door
The People: Noah, open the door!

Chorus:
Open!

I thought it was going to be
a mere thunderstorm
Please Noah, open the door
so we may enter and survive

Scriptural Reference:

"The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in."  Genesis 7:16

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Joshua Fit Da Battle

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Spirituals 2 by The Acappella Company, Acappella Spirituals Longplay by The Acappella Company, and The Road Home by Voice of Faith.
Lead:

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
And the walls came tumbling down (and the walls came tumbling)
Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
Jericho, Jericho (Joshua nearly fit de battle of Jericho)
Joshua fit de battle of Jericho (Joshua nearly fit de battle of Jericho)
And the walls came tumbling down (and the walls came tumbling)

You can talk about the man of Gideon
You can talk about the man of Saul
There's none like good old Joshua
And the battle of Jericho
You can talk about the man of Gideon
You can talk about the man of Saul
There's none like good old Joshua
And the battle of Jericho

Repeat All

Repeat Chorus (x2)

And the walls came tumbling down (and the walls came tumbling)
The walls came tumbling down (the walls came tumbling)
The walls came tumbling down (the walls came tumbling)
The walls came tumbling down (yes Joshua fit de battle)
The walls came tumbling down

Scriptural Reference:

"Then the Lord said to Joshua, 'See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.'"  Joshua 6:2

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We're Gathered Together (Twabungana Bonse)

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

Language: Tonga

Twabungana bonse mun'ganda muno,
mwihina ya Leza

Chorus:
O Tata twalumba
O Tata twalumba
Twakulumba Tata Omwami uwe
Tata twakulumba

Jesu wakabola muno munyika,
kuzotufutula

Repeat Chorus

Tuyokuyokeya chindi chasika,
chakuyoteula

Repeat Chorus

Translation:

We are gathered here
in the name of Jesus

Chorus:
Oh Father, we thank you
Oh Father, we thank you
We thank you Father, you are the King
Father, we thank you

Jesus came to earth to save us

Repeat Chorus

After the harvest we shall find rest in heaven

Repeat Chorus

Scriptural Reference:

"On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles."  Acts 14:27

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De Animals A-Comin

Words and music:
Arrangement: Daniel Mwanza 1996 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead:

Lyrics:

Dere's animals an' animals an' animals
an' animals an' animals an' animals
Yes, Lord

De animals a comin', one by one
De old cow chewin' on a caraway bun
De animals a comin', two by two
De elephant and de kangaroo
De animals a comin, three by three
De bear and de bug an de bumble bee
Oh de animals a comin', four by four
De ol' hippopotamus stuck in de door
De animals a comin', five by five
Thus de animals did arrive
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah to the lamb

Oh de animals a comin', six by six
De hyena laughing at de monkey's tricks
De aminals a comin', seven by seven
De old fat pig says, "Who's dat shovin?"
De animals a comin', eight by eight
Noah hollered out, "Hey, would somebody kindly shut that gate?"
Oh de animals a comin', nine by nine
Noah hollered out, "Cut dat line"
Oh de animals a comin', ten by ten
De old ark blew its whistle then
And nobody knew where they was at
Till de old ark bumped on Ararat
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah to the lamb

Scriptural Reference:

"Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark."  Genesis 7:15

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