holiness is what I long for

While we spent a week earlier this month in the bush with our Discipleship Training Institute, I started singing the chorus “Holiness, Holiness is what I long for …”, except I sang it in Maa and taught to the DTI students and our dear friends Francis Yenko (the DTI Director) and Moses Mashipei (the DTI Assistant Director).  It made for great campfire music, along with the song of the night-time grazing zebra, under the Southern Cross.

Here are the lyrics (see below for the audio):

esinyatisho, esinyatisho enayieu
esinyatisho, esinyatisho ninye ayieu
esinyatisho, esinyatisho, eniyieu te nanu

intayu oltai lai, intobira
intayu enkishui ai, imbelekenya
tolino, tolino, li Aitoriani !
tolino, tolino, li Aitoriani !
tolino, tolino, li Aitoriani !

intayu oltai lai, intobira
intayu enkishui ai, imbelekenya
tolino, tolino, li Aitoriani !
tolino, tolino, li Aitoriani !
tolino, tolino, li Aitoriani !

esinyatisho, esinyatisho enayieu
esinyatisho, esinyatisho ninye ayieu
esinyatisho, esinyatisho, eniyieu te nanu

 

2 thoughts on “holiness is what I long for

  1. Hello Joshua and Ruth,
    I am an Elder at Northside Church of Christ in Richmond IN, USA – you have been in contact with my fellow teaching Elder/minister Christian Penrod. I understand you and your wife will be guest speaking/streaming for our morning service on July 11th. Also it was mentioned that maybe you have a group that can sing Take my life/Holiness is What I long for. I also have this music and we were thinking how neat it would be for us to do it in English, and you all do it in the language there. The logistics to do it can be talked about if you think that is something that can be done. I have it in the key of C, but can work out what you can, unless it is too high vocally! (ha)
    Tom

    • Sorry, Tom! This buried in the spam folder and I just found it. (Email is better for this sort of thing.) Regardless, we really enjoyed our (virtual) visit with y’all! Thank you for having us!

      (Also, I’m more likely to err on the side of too low vocally, for the congregation, than too high.)

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