Amen Siakudumisa

Amen, siakudumisa! (Amen, sing praises to the Lord!)

Author: S. C. Molefe (1991)
Tune: [Amen siakudumisa]
Published in 29 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

Amen siakudumisa.
Amen siakudumisa.
Amen bawo, (bawo, bawo),
Amen bawo, (bawo, bawo)
Amen siakudumisa.

O sing now.
Amen sing praises to the Lord.
Sing praises to the Lord.
O sing now.
Amen sing praises to the Lord.
sing praises to the Lord.
Amen sing praise, (O praise God's name),
Amen sing praise, (O praise God's name),
Amen sing praises to the Lord.

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #453

Author: S. C. Molefe

Stephen Cuthbert Molefe (1917-1987)-- Since most African languages are tonal, a melodic shape emerges directly from speaking the text. Stephen Molefe was among the first South African musicians that Fr. Dargie worked with in these workshops. Molefe was born of Sotho descent in the Transkei area of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. A choirmaster at the Catholic Church, he was not only a skilled musician but also fluent in a variety of South African languages including Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Afrikaans and English. Fr. Dargie met Molefe in 1977 at a composition workshop and transcribed a number of his works into staff notation. They include a wide variety of musical styles, “Masithi-Amen” being among the simplest.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Amen, siakudumisa! (Amen, sing praises to the Lord!)
Title: Amen Siakudumisa
Xhosa Title: Amen, siakudumisa
Author: S. C. Molefe (1991)
Meter: Irregular
Source: South African hymn
Language: English; Xhosa
Copyright: © 1991 Lumko Institute



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Common Praise (1998) #336

Community of Christ Sings #109

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #846

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Gather Comprehensive #536


Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #598

Halle Halle: We Sing the World Round #8

Hymnal: A Worship Book #64

Hymns of Truth & Light #41


Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #453


Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #921

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Moravian Book of Worship #840

Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #103

Sing the Faith #2067


Sing! A New Creation #287

Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #284

Singing the Faith #770


Small Church Music #1235

The Faith We Sing #2067

The New Century Hymnal #760

This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #279

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #704

Total Praise: Songs and other worship resources for every generation #115

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #431

With One Voice #786

Worship and Rejoice #741

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