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Ne Bɛ A Tanu

Representative Text

1 Ne bɛ a tanu, ne Kisibaa,
A ye ne dusu bɛɛ kuraya sa.
Ne kisilen bɛ nɛɛma de fɛ,
Ne b’a fɛ sisan k’a sago kɛ.

Ne bɛ a tanu ka beiti bɔ,
Ka a Kibaru Duman bɛɛ fɔ.
Ne bɛ a tanu ka beiti bɔ,
Ka a Kibaru Duman bɛɛ fɔ.

2 Ne bɛ a tanu, ne Kisibaa,
A ye ne dusu fa kanuya la.
A yɛrɛ kɛra saraka ye,
Kanuyaba don, oɲɔ’ɔn si tɛ. [Refrain]

3 Ne ye ne yɛrɛ ko bɛɛ dabila,
A ye ne dusu fa ɲagali la.
Sisan ne kɛra ciyɛntala ye,
Yesu ka nɛɛma n’a joli fɛ. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9262

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ne bɛ a tanu, ne Kisibaa
Title: Ne Bɛ A Tanu
English Title: Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: Bambara
Refrain First Line: Ne bɛ a tanu ka beiti bɔ
Copyright: Public Domain


[Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine]

The eight phrases of ASSURANCE use, with just one slight variation in the second phrase, the same rhythmic pattern throughout, sung over a static bass line. Sing in parts. Observe a moderate pace for the slow-moving harmony. ASSURANCE is one of the several tunes composed for Crosby’s text by Phoeb…

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