Creation Translation

Text Translations

A special thanks to Niria Pena and Daniel Gachoka for aiding in the translations of the text into Spanish and Swahili.

"Wenye Masikio na Wasikie"

(Swahili)

Wenye masikio na wasikie
Those that have ears, let them hear

Movement I
"Formado en un Lugar Secreto"
(Spanish)

Forma
Form

Formado en un lugar secreto/sagrado
Formed in a secret/sacred place

La tierra estaba vacía
The earth was barren

El Espíritu se movía sobra la faz de las aguas
The Spirit hovered over the waters

La creación
The creation

Abismo
The abyss

Caotica/Caos
Chaos

La tierra estaba desordenada
The earth lacked order

Las tinieblas
The darkness 

La luz
The light

Movement II
Light
(English)

The Bright and Morning Star
Earth in darkness
The universe in quiet slumber

The infinite magnificence of the sun
The Passion of Creation is here

And then God said, 
“Let there be light! Oh, radiant light!”
Lord, the darkness is as light to you
Light as bright as you

I awake and I am with You
Dawn is here

Movement III
"Las Aguas"
(Spanish)

Cielos
Sky/Heavens

Separe las aguas de las aguas
Separate the waters from the waters

Aire
Air

La vida
Life

(Swahili)
Maisha
Life

Bahari
Sea/Ocean

Hewa
Air

Iwepo nafasi kati ya maji igawe maji na maji.
Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Kuwepo na viumbe hai tele kwenye maji, ndege waruke juu ya dunia katika nafasi ya anga
Let the waters swarm with living creatures; let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.
Movement IV
"Uzima wa Milele"
(Swahili)

Uzima wa Milele
Breath of Life

Final Chorus
"Na uje, Bwana Yesu!"
(Swahili)

Mtakatifu, mtakatifu, mtakatifu
Holy, Holy, Holy 

Bwana Asifiwe
Praise be to God

Alfa, Omega, mwanzo, mwisho, wa kwanza, wa mwisho
Alpha, Omega, First, Last, the Beginning, and the End

Kwa kuwa wewe ndiwe uliyeviumba vitu vyote
For You created all things

Na uje, Bwana Yesu
Come, Lord Jesus


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