shona methodist hymns

a forum for the Christian faith, belief in one God, methodist church hymns, the sanctity of life, third world development issues, alleviation of poverty

Friday, March 30, 2007

A cry of anguish and a song of praise

At this time of anguish when I am faced with challenges including matrimonial, business and personal, I am coming to the Lord Jesus Christ for guidance, devine protection, strength and deliverance from all the problems at hand.

In Psalms 22 I learn that our ancestors put their trust in God and He saved them.

  • "They called to you and escaped from danger and trusted you and were not disappointed".

Furthermore the following words aptly describe my situation :-

  • "I have relied on you since the day I was born and you have always been my God. Do not stay away from me. Trouble is near, and there is no one to help."

Mwari, una masimba ose, Baba waIshe wedu Jesu Kristu, asingade kufa kwemutadzi inzwai muteuro wangu.


Monday, March 05, 2007

Hymn 141 Ndinofara kuti Baba wedu

Ndinofara kuti Baba wedu
Wareva rudo rwake rukuru
Murugwaro rwake rwakanaka
Ndonzwa kuti Jesu anondida

Ndinofara Jesu wandida
Anondida, anondida
Ndinofara Jesu wandida
Ini anondida

Kana ini ndichimukanganwa
Iye anozondiyeuchidza
Zvino kwaari ndinodzokera
Ndonzwa kuti Jesu anondida

Jesu anondida ini kwazvo
Saka wandipa upenyu hwake
Kutadza kwangu wakakufira
Ndonzwa kuti Jesu anondida

Mwoyo wangu uno Mununuri
Ndinotenda Jesu Mununuri
Zvino ndinogomubatirira
Nokuti ndonzwa Jesu wandida


Source: Nziyo DzeMethodist, Gwelo, Zimbabwe

Friday, March 02, 2007

A vision of Christ Revelation 1:9

Herewith some words of inspiration from Revelations:

9"I am John your brother, and as a follower of Jesus I am your partner in patiently enduring the suffering that comes to those who belong to his Kingdon.

I was put on the Island of Patmos because I had proclaimed God's word and the truth that Jesus revealed.

10 On the Lord's day, the Spirit took control of me, and I heard a loud voice, that sounded like a trumpet, speaking behind me.

11 It said, "Write down what you see, and send the book to the churches in these seven cities: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Loadicea."

I turned round to see who was talking to me, and I saw seven gold lampstands,

13 and among them there was what looked like a human being, wearing a robe that reached to his feet, and a gold belt round his chest.

14 His hair was white as wool, or as snow, and his eyes blazed like fire:

15 his feet shone like brass that has been refined and polished, and his voice sounded like a roaring waterfall.

16 He held seven stars in his right hand, a sharp two-edged sword came out of his mouth. His face was as bright as the midday sun.

17 When I saw him, I feel down at his feet like a dead man. He placed his right hand on me and said, "Don't be afraid! I am the first and the last.

18 I am the living one! I was dead but now I am alive for ever and ever. I have authority over death and the world of the dead.

19 Write, then, the things you see, both the things that are now and the things that will happen afterwards.

20 This is the secret meaning of the seven gold lamps-stands; the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven lamp-stands are the seven churches.


Source:Good News Bible, Illustrated, 1990