God Is So Good

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1 God is so good,
God is so good,
God is so good,
he's so good to me.

2 He cares for me,
He cares for me,
He cares for me,
he's so good to me.

3 God answers prayer,
God answers prayer,
God answers prayer,
he's so good to me.

4 I praise his name,
I praise his name,
I praise his name,
he's so good to me!

Spanish:
Dios es muy bueno,
Dios es muy bueno,
Dios es muy bueno,
es muy bueno para mi.

Swahili:
Mungu yu mwema,
Mungu yu mwema,
Mungu yu mwema,
yu mwema kwangu.

Portuguese:
Deus é tão bom,
Deus é tão bom,
Deus é tão bom,
É tão bom pra mim.

Lugandon:
Katonda Mulungi
Katonda Mulungi
Katonda Mulungi
Kotonda wange.


Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #777

Author: Paul Makai

Paul Makai has been a leader in the Evangelical Church of Zambia since 1978 and is currently Dean of Students at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary in Windhoek, Namibia. He has written and composed numerous songs, most of which have been credited as "Anonymous" or "African Traditinal." Dianne Shapiro, from Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (http://www.nets.edu.na) and an email from John Freeman, former director of AEF Australia (African Evangelical Fellowship/SIM) who met Makai in the late 1980's  Go to person page >

Translator: Marilyn Foulkes

Marilynn Foulkes was a missionary with the SAGF/AEF (South African Global Mission/African Evangelical Fellowship - now under SIM). Dianne Shapiro, from email from John Freeman, former Director of AEF in Australia Go to person page >

Notes

This song was a traditional song throughout Africa before 1960. Paul Makai, a leader in the Evangelical Church in Namibia, transcribed the words to the hymn into his language; from which Marylyn Foulkes, a missionary with the SAGF/AEF (South African Global Fellowship/African Evangelical Fellowship - now under SIM) translated the text into English. Dianne Shapiro, from John Freeman, former director of AEF Australia, (email to Hymnary)

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