Ndikhokele, O Jehova

Representative Text

Ndikhokele, O Jehovah,
Ndingumhambi Nkosi yam.
Unamandla andinawo
Onobutha thaka ndim.

Omsindisi, Omsindisi
Nguweoli khaka lam.

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #65

Author: William Williams

William Williams, called the "Watts of Wales," was born in 1717, at Cefn-y-coed, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. He originally studied medicine, but abandoned it for theology. He was ordained Deacon in the Church of England, but was refused Priest's Orders, and subsequently attached himself to the Calvinistic Methodists. For half a century he travelled in Wales, preaching the Gospel. He died in 1791. Williams composed his hymns chiefly in the Welsh language; they are still largely used by various religious bodies in the principality. Many of his hymns have appeared in English, and have been collected and published by Sedgwick. His two principal poetical works are "Hosannah to the Son of David," and "Gloria in Excelsis." --Annotati… Go to person page >

Transcriber: Edith W. Ming

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Text Information

First Line: Ndikhokele, O Jehova
Title: Ndikhokele, O Jehova
English Title: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Author: William Williams
Transcriber: Edith W. Ming
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Source: Arglwydd arwain trwy'r anialwch, Aleluia, 1745
Language: Sotho
Refrain First Line: Omsindisi, Omsindisi
Copyright: © African Methodist Episcopal Church



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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #65

Hymnal #583

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