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  1. O Sifuni Mungu

The EP arrangement is our fourth version of “O Sifuni Mungu”. We loved creating and recording this simple three-part version. The song has an amazing story. Inspired by a Grammy performance in 1987, collaborating with twin brothers from Zaire, writing and recording the song on our second LP, all seemed favored by the Lord. The song has endured for our radio listeners, live audiences, choirs, dance groups and churches for almost 30 years. It seems to have a life of it’s own. For more of the story visit http://firstcallmusic.org/other-stories
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Lyrics

O SIFUNI MUNGU
(ASUKULU MUKALAY, DAVID MADDUX, MARTY MCCALL, MMUNGA MULONGOY)
Second Birth Arrangement by First Call

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing

Viumbe vyote vya mungu wetu

All creatures of our God and King
(O sifuni mungu)
Lift up your voice and with us sing
(O sifuni mungu)

Thou burning sun with golden beam
(Imbeni, imbeni)
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
(Pazeni sauti imbeni)

Viumbe vyote vya mungu wetu na mfalme wetu
Viumbe vyote vya mungu wetu na mfalme wetu
Pazeni sauti ili nasi mwimbe
Pazeni sauti ili nasi mwimbe

All men
(Watu wote)
All creatures
(Viumbe vyote)
Everybody
(Awaye yote)
Praise the Lord
(Sifu mungu)

All men
(Watu wote)
All creatures
(Viumbe vyote)
Everybody
(Awaye yote)
Praise the Lord
(Sifu mungu)

Thou flowing water pure and clear
(O sifuni mungu)
Make music for thy Lord to hear
(O sifuni mungu)

Thou fire, so masterful and bright
(Imbeni, imbeni)
That givest man both warmth and light.
(Imbeni)

Viumbe vyote vya mungu wetu na mfalme wetu
Viumbe vyote vya mungu wetu na mfalme wetu
Pazeni sauti ili nasi mwimbe
Pazeni sauti tusifu mungu

Let all things their Creator bless
(O sifuni mungu)
And worship Him in humbleness
(O sifuni mungu)

O praise the Father, praise the Son
(Imbeni, imbeni)
And praise the Spirit, three in one
(Pazeni sauti imbeni)

Viumbe vyote vya mungu wetu na mfalme wetu
Viumbe vyote vya mungu wetu na mfalme wetu
Pazeni sauti ili nasi mwimbe
Pazeni sauti ili nasi mwimbe

All men
(Watu wote)
All creatures
(Viumbe vyote)

Everybody
(Awaye yote)
Praise the Lord
(Sifu mungu)

All men
(Watu wote)
All creatures
(Viumbe vyote)

Everybody
(Awaye yote)
Praise the Lord
(Sifu mungu)

O sifuni mungu
(Imbeni)
O sifuni mungu
(Imbeni)
O sifuni mungu
(Imbeni)
Tusifu mungu

O sifuni mungu
(Imbeni)
O sifuni mungu
(Imbeni)
O sifuni mungu
(Imbeni)
Tusifu mungu

Tusifu mungu
Tusifu mungu
Pazeni sauti no wote imbeni
O sifuni mungu