Bawo, Thixo Somandla (Translated)

Bawo, Thixo Somandla

Father, God Omnipotent

Bawo, Thixo Somandla,
Buyinton’ ubugwenxa bam?
Azi senzen’ ebusweni beNkosi,
Bawo, Thixo Somandla?

Father, God Omnipotent,
What is my transgression?
What wrong have we done you, O Lord,
Father, God Omnipotent?

Azi senzeni na?
Azi senzeni na?
Azi senzeni Nkosi yam,
Sigqibana nje!
Emhlaben’
Sibuthwel’ ubunzima
Sibuthwel’ ubunzima
Bawo, Thixo Somandla.

What have we done?
What have we done?
What have we done, my Lord,
That we kill each other like this!
In [this] world
We are loaded with troubles,
We are loaded with troubles,
Father, God Omnipotent.

Mayedlule lendebe,
Mayedlule lendebe,
Azi senzeni Nkosi yam,
Sigqibana nje!

Let this cup pass from us,
Let this cup pass from us,
What have we done, my Lord,
That we kill each other like this!

Ndnesingqala
Enhliziyweni yam
Ndisolokho ndisitsho “Mngci!
Ayidlule lendebe,
Bawo, Thixo Somandla”.

I have an unceasing sob
In my heart,
I keep saying “Truly!
May this cup pass from us,
Father, God Omnipotent”.

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2 Responses to Bawo, Thixo Somandla (Translated)

  1. sinamano ngomapi says:

    Very touching song thank you Umoja
    Ngomapi Sinamano

  2. kabza says:

    Can I have the translation for lizalisidinga lakho

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