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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Daystar Healing Streams of God Choir & Orchestra - "Halleluyah Ogo ni Fun Baba" (with Yoruba & English lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the Yoruba (Nigerian) Gospel song "Halleluyah Ogo ni Fun Baba" (Hallelujah! Glory Be To God"). The summary for showcase video of this song describes it as an African Christmas Carol.

The Yoruba lyrics to this song and their English translations are given as is from that video's subtitles.
Information about this song (including its composer) would be greatly appreciated. My apologies for any mistakes in this my retyping these subtitles.

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composer of this song. Thanks also to this choir, the conductor, musicians, and dancers. Special thanks to the transcriber of the song's lyrics for adding them on the video screen.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Halleluyah Ogo ni Fun Baba

Adebisi Fiyinfoluwa Published on Aug 18, 2016



Daystar Healing Streams of God Christmas Carol 2015
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My internet searches for Daystar Healing Streams of God indicate that this choir is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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LYRICS: HALLELUJAH OGO NI FUN BABA
(composer ?)

Choir: Halleluyah [4x]
Halleluyah, ogo ni fun
(Halleluyah! Glory to)
‘go ni fun
(Glory to)
‘go ni fun baba
(Glory be to God)

Soloist: Eje ka jumo fope folorun
(Let us together give thanks to our God)
Orin iyin a t’ope loye wa
(Songs of praises and thanks are befitting)
Iyanu n’ife re si gbogbo wa
(Wonderful is his love unto us all)
Ekorin iyin s’oba onibu ore
(Sing praises to our benevolent God)
Ki la fi san j’awon t’iku ti pa
(How are we better than those who are dead?)
Iwo lo da-abo bo wa di oni
(You who has kept us till today)
Iwo lo nso wa, to ngba wa ‘nu ewu
(You protect us and save us from danger)
Ekori iyin s’Olutoju wa
(Sing praises to Him who cares for us)

Choir: Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)
A fijo, ilu yin Olorun wa
(We’ll with drums and dance praise our Lord)
Alaaye ni o yin o boti ye
(Only the living can give you true praise)

Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)
Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)
A fijo, ilu yin Olorun wa
(We’ll with drums and dance praise our Lord)
Alaaye ni o yin o boti ye
(Only the living can give you true praise)
Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)

Soloist: Ohun wa ko dun to lati k’orin
(Our voices are not sweet enough to sing)
Enu wa ko gboro to fun ope
(We can’t thank you enough)
Ba wa legberun ahan ni kan kan
(If we had a thousand tongues)
Won kere ju lati gbola re ga
(It wouldn’t be enough to tell of Your worth)

Choir: Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)
Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)
A fijo, ilu yin Olorun wa
(We’ll with drums and dance praise our Lord)
Alaaye ni o yin o boti ye
(Only the living can give you true praise)
Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)

Soloist: Baba!
(Father)
Baba iwo la o maa sin
(Father you we will serve)
Baba iwo lo o maa bo
(Father you we will worship)
Iwo to fe wa la o maa sin titi
(You who love us we will serve forever)
Mimo l’ogo ola re
(Holy is the glory of your splendor)

Choir: Baba iwo la o maa sin
(Father you we will serve)
Baba iwo lo o maa bo
(Father you we will worship)
Iwo to fe wa la o maa sin titi
(You who love us we will serve forever)
Mimo l’ogo ola re
(Holy is the glory of your splendor)

Soloist: Iwo to fe wa la o maa sin titi
(You who love us we will serve forever)
Oluwa olore wa
(Lord our benefactor)
Iwo to’nso wa ninu idanwo aye
(You who guards us in life’s trials)
Mimo l’ogo ola re
(Holy is the glory of your splendor)

Choir: Baba iwo la o maa sin
(Father you we will serve)
Baba iwo lo o maa bo
(Father you we will worship)
Iwo to fe wa la o maa sin titi
(You who love us we will serve forever)
Mimo l’ogo ola re
(Holy is the glory of your splendor)

Baba iwo la o maa sin
(Father you we will serve)
Baba iwo lo o maa bo
(Father you we will worship)
Iwo to fe wa la o maa sin titi
(You who love us we will serve forever)
Mimo l’ogo ola re
(Holy is the glory of your splendor)

Our God reigns
(He reigns, He reigns)
this portion sung multiple times with soloist riffing (singing ad lib)

Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)
Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)
A fijo, ilu yin Olorun wa
(We’ll with drums and dance praise our Lord)
Alaaye ni o yin o boti ye
(Only the living can give you true praise)
Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)

this chorus sung multiple times

Choir: Halleluyah, ogo ni fun Baba
(Halleluyah! Glory be to God)

[soloist riffs while choir sings “Halleluyah” multiple times

E oo...

Choir: Ehn oooo...
soloist riffs while choir sings “Ehn oooo” multiple times
Ehn...
soloist riffs while choir sings “Ehn” multiple times
Ehn oooo...
soloist riffs while choir sings “Ehn oooo” multiple times
soloist sings a long riff without choir singing

Choir- ‘go ni fun baba
(Glory be to God)
choir sounds like they are singing “Glory to Glory to Glory to Baba”
soloist sings, words aren’t given in subtitles

Choir: Our God reigns
(He reigns, He reigns)
this portion sung multiple times with soloist riffing (singing ad lib)
Some of her words are:
“From Nigeria to Jamaica, our God reigns,
We worship the lamb of God
Our God reigns
Halleluyah!
Halleluyah"

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Seven Video Examples Of Congolese Gospel Singer José Nzita.

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases five videos of the Congolese Gospel singer José Nzita.

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composers of these songs. Thanks also to all those who are featured in these videos, and thanks to the publisher of these videos on YouTube.
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I haven't been able to find any biographical information online about José Nzita. I found a reference to Jose Nzita being a Congolese Gospel singer on this internet page: https://elagu.info/Jose-Nzita-film(WX-InzhbNvk)"https://elagu.info/Jose-Nzita-film(WX-InzhbNvk). I think that he is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but I'm not sure about that.

Most of the comments in these video's discussion threads are in French, but I'm not sure which language is used for these songs. Unfortunately, there's no information about this vocalist in English or French in the YouTube discussion threads for his songs.

If you have any information about José Nzita and/or information about and links about these songs, please share them in the comment section below.

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SHOWCASE VIDEOS:
Example #1: JOSE NZITA "asali-feti"WWW.CASARHEMA.FR



casarhema Uploaded on Aug 24, 2007

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Example #2: José NZITA "CE QUI EST ECRIT "/ KIN-EXPRESS Productions



KIN-EXPRESS Productions TVUploaded on Sep 22, 2009

Extrait du nouvel album " JE M'EN FOUS " de José NZITA que KIN-EXPRESS Productions mettra bientôt sur les bacs.

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Example #3: Moseka-Jose Nzita



JulieTambwe Uploaded on Apr 15, 2010
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Here are four comments from this video's discussion thread:
JulieTambwe, 2010
"Quelqu'un me la traduire en Français/Anglais s'il vous plait?"

Google translate from French to English:
Does anyone translate it in English / French please?

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Reply
Halleluia BroadCasting Network, 2010
@shimweshi "it means i am the virgin bride of christ....me and my husband have been already married and i cannot get another mans pregnancy, the pregnancy that we are talking about brothers its the pregnancy of the spirit,when you take in things of the world you are letting yourself get impregnated by the devil" and that is pretty much what the song means if you want me to translate into french thats ok too. god bless u

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Rédice Tilah, 2016
"My childhood thank Jesus"

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Reply
Ginger White, 2016
"same"

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Example #4: amen amen-Jose Nzita



JulieTambwe, Uploaded on Apr 15, 2010

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Example #5: Jose Nzita - Ayebi Ngai



MrJONAS93, Uploaded on Dec 28, 2010
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Here are three comments from this video's discussion thread:
Francis Gituma, 2016
"your music is wonderful despite of the language barrier"

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kounikui karihindi, 2016
"what does the song mean in english?"

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Reply
Anne Kwete, 2016
"hello brother
the title of the song says ayebi ngai
it means he knows me.jesus knows me
I will not fear again because he knows me"

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Example #6: GOLGOTHA JOSE NZITA



casarhema rdc Published on Aug 2, 2013

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Example #7: "MOYI ETELEMI" de José NZITA / KIN-EXPRESS Productions



KIN-EXPRESS Productions TV Published on Apr 11, 2016

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Ella Jenkins and the Goodwill Spiritual Choir - This Is The Way I Pray In My Home (sound file, lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents an example of the African American Spiritual "This Is The Way I Pray In My Home" (also known as "This Is The Way I Pray"). I'm using the longer song title to differentiate it from secular or religious songs with similar titles.

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the unknown composer of this song. Thanks also to the arranger and vocalists of the version of this version of "This Is The Way I Pray" that is embedded in this post. And thanks to the publisher of this YouTube sound file.

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EDITOR'S COMMENT
I woke up with the song "This Is The Way I Pray In My Home" in my head. I think that I remember learning it in my childhood or early teen years at Union Baptist Temple Church (Atlantic City, New Jersey 1950s, 1960s). However, I'm not sure about that.

The sound file that is embedded in this post is the only YouTube example of this song that I've found to date. I haven't found any lyrics for "This Is The Way I Pray In My Home" online. I also haven't found any information about this song* and I'm not sure if it is a Spiritual or an early Gospel song.

The lyrics that are included in this post are my transcription of the sound file. Since this song is a Spiritual, its lyrics or their order aren't fixed. As such, I've included two additional verses after the transcribed lyrics.

*For example, "This Is The Way I Pray" isn't included in the negrospirituals.com song index http://www.negrospirituals.com/songs/index.htm. This song also isn't included in Mudcat folk music forum's African-American Spirituals Permathread http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=38686.

If you have any information about this song or remember singing it, please share that information in the comment section below. Thanks!

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INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SOUND FILE
From http://www.folkways.si.edu/ella-jenkins/african-american-folk-rhythms/childrens/music/album/smithsonian African-American Folk Rhythms; Ella Jenkins SFW45003
"Ella Jenkins and the Goodwill Spiritual Choir collaborate in this lively presentation of African- American music for adults and older children. The choral arrangements of spirituals, work songs, children's rhymes, and other forms present a cross-section of African-American experience and music in a variety of styles. Originally released in 1960, the songs on this recording continue to be exciting to sing, to think about, and to enjoy as a remarkable collaboration between a gifted artist and a community choir.

YEAR RELEASED 1998
RECORD LABEL Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 1998 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings"
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Initially I wrote that I wasn't sure if "This Is The Way I Pray" is an African American Spiritual or an early African American Gospel song. After publishing this post, it occurred to me to look up information about this sound file. Since the "Goodwill Spiritual Choir" is the name of the choir that recorded this song with folk singer Ella Jenkins, it's likely that "This Is The Way I Pray" is a Spiritual (meaning, an African American religious song that was composed prior to the 20th century).

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LYRICS: THIS IS THE WAY I PRAY IN MY HOME
(composer?)

This is the way I pray in my home
[Oh, Lord]
This is the way I pray in my home.
[In my home, oh, Lord]
This is the way I pray in my home,
in my home
[Oh, Lord]
This is the way I pray in my home.

I pray just like this
[Lord, have mercy]
I pray just like this in my home
[In my home, oh Lord]
I pray just like this
[Lord have mercy]
This is the way I pray in my home

This is the way I sing in my home.
[Oh, Lord]
This is the way I sing in my home.
[In my home, oh Lord]
This is the way I sing in my home,
in my home
[Oh, Lord]
This is the way I sing in my home.

I sing just like this
[Praise His name]
I sing just like this in my home
[In my home, oh Lord]
I sing just like this
[Praise His name]
This is the way I sing
in my home.

This is the way I mourn in my home
[Oh, Lord]
This is the way I mourn in my home.
[In my home, oh Lord]
This is the way I mourn in my home,
in my home
[Oh, Lord]
This is the mourn in my home.

I mourn just like this
[Mmm mmm]
I mourn just like this in my home
[In my home, oh Lord]
I mourn just like this
[Mmm mmm]
This is the way I mourn in my home.
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This is my transcription from Ella Jenkins sound file found below.

Here are two additional verses using this same pattern:
This is the way I shout in my home
[Oh, Lord]
This is the way I shout in my home.
[In my home, oh, Lord]
This is the way I shout in my home,
in my home
{Oh Lord]
This is the way I shout in my home.

I pray just like this
[Hallelujah]
I shout just like this in my home
[In my home, oh Lord]
I shout just like this
[Hallelujah]
This is the way I shout in my home

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SHOWCASE SOUND FILE

This is the Way I Pray



Ella Jenkins - Topic Published on May 21, 2015

Provided to YouTube by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Examples Of The Gospel Song "I'm Gonna Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance" (with lyrics & comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the Gospel song "I'm Gonna Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance" (also known as "I'm Going To Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance.")

As as a result of Shirley Caesar's widely known remix of this song, "I'm Going To Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance" is widely (but erroneously) known as "Shouting John"/"Hold My Mule".

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composer of "I'm Gonna Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance" and thanks also to all those who are featured in these videos. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of these YouTube videos.

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LYRICS -"I'M GONNA PRAISE THE LORD WHILE I HAVE A CHANCE"
(composer ?; lyrics as sung by Shirley Caesar, and given without any introductory remarks/sermon)

Chorus
Lead - I'm gonna praise the Lord while I have a chance
Group -I'm gonna praise the Lord while I have a chance
All -Praise Him in the morning,
Praise Him all day long,
I feel like praising, praising Him.

Verse
Lead -Come on help me praise Him while you have a chance
Group -Come on help me praise Him while you have a chance
All -Praise Him in the morning,
Praise Him all day long,
I feel like praising, praising Him.

Verse
Lead -If you don’t want to shout, don’t bother me
Group - If you don’t want to shout don’t bother me
Lead -If you don’t want to shout don’t bother me
Group -If you don’t want to shout don’t bother me

All - Praise Him in the morning,
Praise Him all day long,
I feel like praising, praising Him.

If you don't wanna praise him, don't bother me
[same pattern as the verse given above]
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* This is my transcription of a Shirley Caesar & choir version of this song that is featured in this pancocojams post: http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/11/shirley-caesar-shouting-john-hold-my.html

Note that this is not the same rendition of "I'm Going To Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance" that has been popularized by the November 2016 "U Name It Challenge". That video is given as Example # 1 below.

This internet page http://www.thelyricarchive.com/song/1005551-133923/While-I-Have-a-Chance provides a version of this song and credits African American Gospel composer, vocalist, and choir director James Bignon as its composer. However, the book that James Bignon authored* that contains a list of his compositions doesn't include "Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance".

*Google Books (Table of Content) for Timeless Gospel Music Collection : Songs written and arranged by James Bignon

If you have any information about who composed this song and when it was composed, please add that information to the comment section below.

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FEATURED VIDEOS
Example #1: Hold My Mule



Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music, Uploaded on Dec 5, 2010

Shirley Caesar "Hold My Mule" After 40 Years
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The #UNAMEITCHALLENGE dance videos that was produced by DJ Suede in November 2016 is based on a snippet from this 1988, 1989, or 1990s rendition of "I'm Gonna Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance". Pastor Shirley Caesar tells the story of "Shouting John" as a prelude to her and her choir's rendition of this Gospel song. As a result of the popularity of that Shirley Caesar remix, her versions of that song are widely (and erroneously) known as "Hold My Mule" or "Shouting John".

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-black-gospel-source-of-u-name-it.html for a pancocojams post about that dance challenge.

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Example #2: Aunt Cheryl singing Im going to praise the Lord while I have a chance



Ministry, Working the Word Uploaded on May 27, 2011

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Example #3: The Orr Sisters.. I'm Gonna Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance



KESHIA_ MADDOX, Published on Dec 8, 2012
@ St James P.B Church
Video by Keshia Maddox.
Huntville, Ala

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Example #4: I'm Going To Praise The Lord While I Have A Chance Evangelist Chapel AME Church



Evangelistchapel, Published on Dec 31, 2012

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