Baba, Mwana, Roho

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1 Baba, Mwana, Roho, Mungu mwenye enzi,
Kila tukiamka tunakuabudu.
Baba, Mwana, Roho, Mungu wa mapenzi,
Ewe Utatu, tunakusifu.

2 Baba, Mwana, Roho, wakuaminio,
Wanakutolea shukurani zao.
Wakusujudia malaika nao:
Wewe U mwanzo, nawe U mwisho.

3 Baba, Mwana, Roho, sisi tu gizani,
Utukufu wako makosa hauna,
U Mtakatifu, nawe U mapenzi,
U peke yako, mwenzio huna.

4 Baba, Mwana, Roho, Mungu mwenye enzi,
Ulivyoviumba vyote vyakusifu:
Baba, Mwana, Roho, Mungu wa mapenzi,
Ewe Utatu, tunakusifu.

Source: Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #2

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Baba, Mwana, Roho, Mungu mwenye enzi
Title: Baba, Mwana, Roho
English Title: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
Author: Reginald Heber
Translator: Anonymous
Place of Origin: Kenya
Language: Swahili



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