Note that this is a draft edition of the lyrics, in particular, the tone is not well marked, and there may be other spelling mistakes in the Nkonya.

Mʋ́ Asɩ Tsuá
Introduction

Leader: Goodways Kudjo
  Nkonya Adawʋrantu Ɩlɔ-wá Nyɔɔsɩ.
Nkonya Adaworantu* Second Songs.
Nkonya, mlɩkʋsʋ!
Nkonya, get up!
Adawʋrantu Kɔtɔkɔ mlɩkʋsʋ! Mlɩkʋsʋ, asum Blu ɔnɔkwalɩsʋ.
Adaworantu Kotoko Get Up! Get up and we'll worship God in truth!
Adawʋrantu Kɔtɔkɔ, Ose-yee! Yee-yee! Yahweh Nana Blu Osee-yee!
Hail Adaworantu Kotoko! Hail Yahweh God!
Yesu Kristo Ose-yee!Yee-yee Yesu-oo yee Kristo-oo Yee-ayeee!
Hail Jesus Christ! Jesus-oo Christ-oo! Hail!
*(Adaworantu Kotoko is a motto for Nkonya, meaning "We build towns and don't leave; Fight We Fight")

Mɩ́ Yakobo, Ndɛ́ Mlɩ Itsiá Ha
James Gives You Greetings (James 1:1)

Choir Name: Tayi C.Y.O.
Leader: Peter Asare
  // Ndɛ mlɩ tsia ha ee! Apio adwɛpʋ; Ndɛ mlɩ tsia ha.//
I am greeting you; Beloved brothers; I am greeting you;
Mɩ Yakobo, ndɛ mlɩ tsia ha.
I, James, I am greeting you.
Awɩtɔlɛ awapʋ...; Bulu asʋ́n anúpʋ...; Ɔnɔkwalɩ awapʋ...; Abraham abi...
Generous people; Those who listen to God's word; Those who tell the truth; Abraham's children

Itsiá Ha
Greetings (James 1:1)

Choir Name: P.C.G. - Wurupong
Leader: Kweku Adjei
  Yakobo Ɔwʋlʋ́-ee ɩtsia ha asʋ́n igyi nwun ɩkʋlɛ mʋ́tɔ yie ɩkʋlɛ asʋ́n nɩ́ ee!
These are greetings from the book of James 1:1.
Mɩ Yakobo nɩ́ ee. Bulu mʋa Yesu ɔkpabi ngyí.
I am James, I am the servant of God and Jesus Christ.
Ndɛ mlɩ tsia ha Bulu abia mlɩ bʋ ɔyɩ́tɔ́ fɛ́ɛ́.
I am greeting God's children all over the world.

Asikafɔ Awɩrɛhɔ
Rich People's Misery (James 5:1-6)

Choir Name:P.C.G. - Wurupong
Leader:Kweku Adjei
  /// Ao Sika-ee! asikafɔ mlɩ su koklo tsufɛ́ awɩrɛhɔ na ɔkpatɔ ee!
Oh Money! You rich people cry hard because sorrow is coming to you!
Ao sika! mʋa mʋ awɩrɛhɔ sika-ee mʋamʋ awɩrɛhɔ;
Oh money and sorrow! Money and sorrow
Mlɩ tsia wankláán
Live well! ///
// Ao Osikani-ee! Gyɔ-ɩwɩ! Aha amʋ fasísí ámʋ.
Oh! Rich Man, Sorry! Those people you have cheated.
Ao sika! mʋa mʋ awɩrɛhɔ sika-ee mʋamʋ awɩrɛhɔ;
Oh money and sorrow! Money and sorrow
Amʋ́ su ɩlatʋ Bulu. Fʋ agyʋ́ma ɩbɔbwɛ kpalɩ. //
Their cries have reached God. Your efforts will be useless.

Ohiani Nya Ansɩgyi
The Poor Man Should Be Happy (James 1:9-10)

Choir Name:P.C.G. - Wurupong
Leader:Kweku Adjei
  Ohiani Okristonyin a, ɔlɛba ɩwɩ asɩ, ansɩ igyí mʋ, tsufɛsɛ, ɔbʋ ibia Bulu wa.
The Christian poor man, he is humbled he should be happy because he has value with God
Ɩlɛsɛ ánɩ́ osikani obenya ansɩgyi Bulu wa.
The rich man should be happy in God
Nɩ́ fɛ mʋ agyapadɩɛ fɛ́ɛ́ ɩbɛdalɩ mʋ ɩbɩ.
If his possessions leave him.

Ɔda Nana Bulu Ɩpan
He Should Thank God. (James 5:13-15)

Choir Name:C.Y.O. - Tayi
Leader:Peter Asare
  Ɔda Nana Bulu ɩpan ee! Ɔda Nana Bulu ɩpan!
He should thank God! He should thank God!
Ɔpʋ ɩlʋwa pʋ da Nana Bulu ɩpan.
He should sing thanks to God.
Nɩ́ ɔkʋ dɛ ɩpian wun ɔpʋ mpaɩbɔ.
If someone is in difficulties he should pray.
Nɩ́ ansɩ dɛ ɔkʋ gyi ɔpʋ ɩlʋwa yi Bulu ayɛ.
If someone is happy he should sing praises to God.
Owie ɩkplantɔ, kʋraa, ɔpʋ mpaɩbɔ.
If someone is sick If someone is in trouble;
Nɩ́ ɔkʋ dɛ́lɔ; Nɩ́ owie ɩkplantɔ.
If someone is sick If someone is in trouble;
Nɩ́ opíó lówu si mʋ óó! Hogyi lɔfwɩ́ si mʋ.
If he is mourning his brother If his faith leaves him.

Nɩ́ obi lɛ hian mʋ.

Ɩhogyi Ánɩ́ Ɩbʋ Yile Bwɛ
Faith that does good things (James 2:14-16)

Choir Name:
Leader:Sebastian Otu - Ntumda
  Apio nɩ́ ɔkʋ ɔblɩ́ ɔbɛ́ɛ mʋ bʋ ɩhogyi.
Brothers if someone says he has faith,
Támɛ yile bwɛ ma mʋ ɩwɩ me? Labi mɔmʋ ee mʋ ɩhogyi amʋ ɩbʋ ee?
But good deeds are not attached to it? What value does his faith have?
Fʋ mʋ́ famwɛ́ fʋ ba mʋ akʋn dɛ́ mʋ. Fʋ dɩdɩ́ tati fʋ ba lɩɩ yaya ee.
You are satisfied; your neighbour is hungry; You put on a cloth;he is naked.
Fʋ dɛ mʋ bla fɛɛ ɩwɩ lwii ɩba fʋ sʋ. Yile bwɛ ma mʋ́ ɩwɩ.
You are telling him to be in peace Good deeds are not in it.
Nɩ́ ɔkʋ ɔblɩ ɔbɛ́ɛ mʋ bʋ ɩhogyi, Tamɛ yile bwɛ ma mʋ ɩwɩ me?
If someone says he has faith, But good deeds are not in his behavior?
Labi mɔmʋ ee mʋ ɩhogyi amʋ ɩbʋ ee?
What value does his faith have?

Mlɩ Tsia Gyo Anɩ Wie Yesu
Keep Waiting For Our Lord Jesus (James 5:7-9)

Choir Name:
Leader: Emmanuel Latse
  Mlɩ tsia gyo anɩ wie Yesu eee!
You keep waiting for our Lord Jesus
Mʋ ba lafɔn oo! Mlɩ nya ɩklʋn tsia eee!
He is at the door! Be patient!
Ɔhaa ɔmalu mʋ ba.
Nobody should hate his neighbour.
Ɔblɔ́ ma nʋ; Anɩ Wie Yesu nɩ́.
Anger will not be there; This is our Lord Jesus

Ɔdandʋ
The Tongue (James 3:5,9)

Choir Name:
Leader:Emmanuel Latse
  Ɔdandʋ - Aieee!
The tongue! Hey!
Ɔdandʋ - Aieee! Mʋ́ anɩtɔpʋ kanfʋ anɩ Sɩ Bulu nɩ́,
The tongue! Hey, with it we praise our father God.
Ɔdandʋ - Aieee! Mʋ ken anɩ tɔpʋ́ lʋɩ aha nɩ́.
The tongue! Hey, with the same we also curse people.
Ɔdandʋ - Aieee! Igyí fɛ́ɛ́ ogya ɩtɔhɔ atɔ́
The tongue! Hey, it is like a fire that burn things.
Ɔdandʋ - Aieee! Apíó aba, Mlɩ kɩ mlɩ ɔdandʋ wanklaan.
The tongue! Hey, my brothers watch your tongues closely.

Asi Aba-Lu
We should stop hating each other

Choir Name:
Leader:Cyril Alidjah
  Ɛkɛ ámʋ Yesu ɔbɛ́ba ɔmɛkla anɩ.
The day that Jesus comes, He won't notify us beforehand.
Asi aba-lu adwɛ aba.
We should stop hating and love one another.
Mʋ tumi sʋ ani tse. Mʋ tumi sʋ ani na.
We are living in his power; We are walking in his power.
Ɛkɛ ámʋ Yesu ɔbɛ́ba ɔmɛ kla anɩ.
The day that Jesus comes, He won't notify us beforehand.
Asi aba-lu adwɛ aba.
We should stop hating and love one another.

Asʋ́n-blihɛ:
Spoken:
Apio adwɛpʋ, mlɩ ya asʋ́n amlɩ nú Yakobo ɔwʋlʋ́ asʋ́n ɔlɔwanlɩ́n
Beloved brothers, listen well, so that you hear from James' book the words he wrote.
Nwun gyankpapʋ mʋtɔ yie 19-20sɩ amʋ. Mʋ́tɔ asʋ́n.
The first chapter verses 19 and 20. This is what it is:
Ɔbɛ́ɛ, anu asʋ́n tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ, Tamɛ anɩ ma bwɛ atɔɩpʋ dʋbɩ.
He said that we should listen a lot. But we should not talk too much.
Pʋ́ aha bʋtenya ɔblɔ ɔsasʋ.
Or people who get annoyed quickly.
Tsufɛ́sɛ ɔblɔ mɛɛ́ha mlɩ mɔɔbwɛ tɔa Bulu dedunka tsu mlɩ wa.
Because anger doesn't make you do what God wants from you.
Ɔlɛtra blɩ anɩ ɔbɛ́ɛ akɩ awumbi fɛ́ɛ́ pʋ́ asʋrapʋ sʋ amʋ́ ɩkplantɔ.
He also tells us, he says that we should take care of widows and orphans in their trouble.

Apio adwɛpʋ, ɔbɛ́ɛ asi aba-sia asi aba-tsii??
Beloved brothers, he tells us to stop insulting one another and gossiping??
Abwɛ wankaan fɛkɩ ɔkɛ abenya ɔkpa tsia Bulu wóí wankɩ amʋtɔ.
We should do well so that tomorrow, we will get a place in God's holy house.

Mlɩ bɔmpaɩ
You should Pray (James 5:13)

Choir Name:
Leader: Fidelis K. Ampem
  Ɔha ɔkʋ bʋ mlɩtɔ ánɩ́ asʋ́nkpa latʋ́ mʋ; ɔbɔ mpaɩ; Ɔbɔ mpaɩ;
If someone among you is in trouble, He should pray.
Nɩ́ ansɩ dɛ ɔkʋ gyi mlɩtɔ a, ɔha mʋ ɔwa ɩlʋ, ɔwa ɩlʋ-oo;
If someone is happy, he should sing songs.

Asʋ́n nú pʋ́ mʋ sʋ gyi
Hearing the Word and Doing It (James 1:22,23)

Choir Name:
Leader: Emma Anane
  // Mlɩ ma mlɛ mlɩ ɩwɩ ánɩ́ mlɩ dɛ́ Bulu asʋ́n ámʋ nú.
Brothers don't deceive yourselves that you hear God's word.
Támɛ mlɩ mɛdɛ mʋ sʋ gyi. Mlɩ pʋ wa mlɩ tsiatɔ. //
But you don't put it into practice; putting it in your behaviour
Ɔhagyiɔha ánɩ́ onú Bulu asʋ́n omegyi mʋ sʋ a, ɔdɛ ɩwɩ mlɛ.
Everyone that hears God's word and doesn't do it. He is deceiving himself.
Ogyi fɛ ɔha ánɩ́ alakɩ mʋ ɩwɩ ahʋhwɩtɔ.
He is like some one looking at himself in a mirror.
Mlɩ ma mlɛ mlɩ ɩwɩ ánɩ́ mlɩ dɛ́ Bulu asʋ́n ámʋ nú. Támɛ mlɩ mɛbwɛ́ sikadʋ fɛ ɔha nɩ alakwɩɩ ????
Don't deceive yourselves that you are hearing God's word, you don't do ??????? (at 3:00 of song )

Nyansa Ánɩ́ Ɩtsu Bulu Wa
Wisdom that comes from God (James 3:13, 14)

Choir Name:Ntumda
Leader: Fidelis K. Ampem
  // Ɔha anɩ ɔbʋ nyansa mʋa asʋ́n asɩ nú mlɩtɔ.
The man that has wisdom and understanding among you.
Ɔha amʋ osuna mʋ́ wanklaan. //
That person should show it well.
Ɩtɔɩ́tɔ, mʋa bwɛhɛ́tɔ diin-bwɛtɔ pʋ́ nyánsatɔ.
In his speech, in his deeds, in quietness and wisdom.
Abɛprɩ nyansa mʋ́a asʋ́n asɩ nú.
We will strive for wisdom and understanding.
Támɛ nɩ́ ansɩpɛ mʋa ɩwɩ tsu bʋ mlɩ ɩklʋntɔ mlɩ ma pʋ tsu ɩwɩ,
If greed and pride are in your heart, don't use them to exalt yourself,
Amlɩ wa afunu tian ɔnɔkalɩ amʋ.
And tell lies against the truth.

Bulu Ɔtɛha Awɩtɔlɛ
God is generous (James 4:6-8)

Choir Name:Ntumda
Leader: Fidelis K. Ampem
  Bulu ɔtɛha awɩtɔlɛ tsɔtɔɔtsɔ. Alɩ sʋa Bulu tɔkʋsʋ lɩɩ ɩwɩ atsupʋ sʋ.
God is generous. He withstands the proud.
Tamɛ ɩwɩ asɩ abapʋ ɔtɛhá awɩtɔlɛ.
But to those that humble themselves he is merciful.
Amlɩ pʋ ɩwɩ ha Bulu, mʋ sʋa mlɩ pʋ ɩwɩ ha Bulu.
Give yourselves to God, so give yourselves to God.
Kisi ɔbʋnsam fowun ɔbɛ́sɩrɩ fʋ.
Refuse the devil so that he will flee from you.
Afʋ bɛn Bulu fowun ɔbɛ́bɛn fʋ.
Draw near to God so that he will draw near to you.
Fwɩ ɩbɩ wanklaan fʋ ɩla ɔbwɛpʋ. Afʋ wankɩ fʋ ɩklʋntɔ.
Wash your hands sinners. So that your hearts may be clean.
Fʋ adwin anyɔ mowie;
Your two minds are not good.
Kisi ɔbʋnsam fowun ɔbɛ́sɩrɩ fʋ.
Refuse the devil so that he will flee from you.

Mlɩ Ha Anú Bulu Asʋ́n
Let's Listen to God's Word (James 1:19)

Choir Name: Ahundwo
Leader: Darko Theodore
  Apíó adwɛpʋ́ mlɩ kaɩn ánɩ́, anɩ fɛ́ɛ́ abɛ́ya asʋn nú asʋ́n ánɩ́ bʋ dɛ anɩ bla.
Beloved brothers remember we all should listen carefully to the word that they are telling us.
Mlɩ ha apʋ ansɩgyi mʋ́amʋ ɩkʋlɛ bwɛ pʋ́ nú Bulu asʋ́n.
Let's joyfully and in unity listen to God's word.

Fʋ Nkʋlɛ Pɛ Abósum
You Only We Will Worship

Choir Name:Ntumda
Leader: Sebatian Otu
  Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abósum, ɔsʋsʋ Bulu. Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abósum nɩ́ ee!
You alone we will worship, God in heaven. It is You alone we will worship.
Yeye eee! fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abosum. Fʋ awɩtɔlɛ ɩtsɔ ha anɩ sʋ.
Yes! you alone we will worship, Your mercy is abundant to us.
Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abósum, ɔlɛbapʋ́ Bulu. Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abósum nɩ́ ee!
You alone we will worship, creator God. It is You alone we will worship
Fʋ lɛ́lɛ anɩ ba ɔyɩ́ ánfɩtɔ.
You brought us into this world.
Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abósum, Bulu okufabi Bulu. . . Fʋ lɔ́pʋ́ fʋ obugya hɔ anɩ. . .
You alone we will worship, Lamb of God... Your blood has saved us.
Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abósum, ɔhɔhampa Yesu ( Ɔblɩhapʋ́ Bulu ). . . . Fʋ lesí anɩ lakpan kie anɩ. . .
You alone will we worship, Jesus the Intercessor ( Intercessor God ) ... You have forgiven our sins.
Nyankpʋ detswie, owi dɛ́ lɩn. Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abosum.Ɔpa mʋa onye, ntʋpwɛ mʋa nyankɩ.
When it rains, When the sun shines; You alone will we worship noon and night; evening and morning.
Ɔpa mʋa onye, Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abosum. Ntʋpwɛ mʋa nyankɩ. Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abosum.
Noon and night; You alone will we worship. Evening and morning. You alone will we worship.
Ansigyitɔ; ansɩpɛpɛtɔ; Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abosum. Ipiantɔ mʋ́a Ɩwɩ-lwiitɔ, Fʋ nkʋlɛ pɛ abosum.
In joy, in difficulty, You alone will we worship. In pain and in peace, You alone will we worship.

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