Thursday 30th October 2014,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Soweto Sounds: Ndikhokhele

Elaine May 4, 2012 Audio, Features 1 Comment

A Xhosa traditional, Ndikhokhele translates to Lead Me Lord and is a song praising the Lord.

Lyrics:

Xhosa Lyrics
I was unable to find the original Xhosa lyrics. If you know them, please contact me. Thank you.

English Translation
Lead me Lord
I’m a stranger in this world
You have the power
I have none
I am weak
Oh my Lord
You’re my shield

The blood that flowed from the cross
For my salvation
Let it continue flowing
To cleanse my sins
Oh My Lord
You’re my help

I’ve come to the river Jordan
Wash away all my sins
Take me across
Be my helper
Oh my Lord
You’re my refuge

Song Info:

The song can be found in the Choir’s Grace album.

The Choir’s version was arranged by Mulalo Mulovhedzi and Vusi Shabalala.

Listen:

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From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can't sing to save her life...one love! :)