Mʋ́ Asɩ Tsuá
- Introduction

 Today Christian groups from all over Nkonya have finished our workshop. We have written Nkonya Songs. We will sing them. All of you will hear them all now. So listen carefully.

Nanú Ɔmɛ Kʋ Tsú Bulu Wá
- I have heard a voice from God

Choir Name: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ntsumuru
Leader: Mr. Seth Johnson Abotsi
  Nanú ɔmɛ kʋ tsú Bulu wá, alelúya
I have heard a voice from God, Hallelujah.
Ɔmɛ amʋ ɩbʋ ɔdwɛ dʋbɩ, apíó.
That voice is very lovely, brothers.
Kʋsʋ ba afʋ bonu ɩkʋ, alelúya
Get up and come, You will hear it, Hallelujah,
Afʋpʋ kpa fʋ́ wɩ ɔyɩ́tɔ́.
So that you will be able to live in the world???
Hɔ Yesu pʋ bwɛ fʋ́ klɛ́.
Accept Jesus make him yours.
Hɔ mʋ gyi afʋ nya nkpa.
Believe in him so that you will get life.

Tsa Mɩ́ Ɩlɔ, Nɩ́ Nenyá Nkpa Nóbuo Fʋ
- Heal me, If I live I will follow you.

Choir Name: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ntsumuru
Leader: Mr. Seth Johnson Abotsi
  //Tsa mɩ́ ɩlɔ. Nɩ́ nenyá nkpa á, nóbuo fʋ.//
Heal my disease. If I live I will follow you.
//Nɩ́ nenyá nkpa á, nóbuo fʋ.//
If I live, I will follow you.

Ɔyɩ́ Ánfɩtɔ Anɩbʋ, Nkʋ́nʋ Abénya Ansɩgyí?
- In this world we are in, where will we get joy?

Choir Name: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ntsumuru
Leader: Mr. Seth Johnson Abotsi
  // Ɔyɩ́ ánfɩtɔ anɩbʋ, Nkʋ́nʋ abenya ansigyi ee?
In this world we are in, where will we get joy?
Yesu obugya amʋtɔ, ansigyí bótsu //.
From Jesus' blood, joy will come.
// Ansigyí bótsu. //
Joy will come; joy will come.
Yesu obugya amʋtɔ, ansigyí bótsu.
From Jesus' blood, joy will come.

O Bulu, Bowun Mɩ Nwɛ
- Oh God, come have mercy on me

Choir Name:
Leader:

  // O Bulu, bowun mɩ́ nwɛ!
Oh God, come have mercy on me.
Lakpan ɔbwɛpʋ́ ngyi, ɔyɩ́ ánfɩtɔ //
I am a sinner in this world.
// Ntesíá ahá, ntolú ahá,
I insult people; I hate people;
O Bulu, bowun mɩ́ nwɛ, bowun mɩ nwɛ ɔyɩ́ ánfɩtɔ //
Oh God, come have mercy on me, come have mercy on me in this world.

Lakpan Ígyi-Eee
- It is evil (James 2:8-12)

Choir Name: Ahenkro R.C. Morning Stars
Leader:Mr Emmanuel Geli
  // Lakpan ígyi ee, lakpan ígyi ee, //
It is evil; it is evil.
Opíó! // Lakpan ígyi ee, lakpan ígyi ee! //
Brother, It is evil; it is evil.
Mɩ́ Yín! // Lakpan igyi ee, lakpan igyi ee, //
My mother, It is evil; it is evil.
Mɩ́ Sɩ́! // Lakpan igyi ee, lakpan igyi ee, //
My father, It is evil; it is evil.

Ɩnʋ Yakobo lɛ́blɩ́ ɔbɛ́ɛ́:
James spoke there, he says,
Fɔmɔ́ ɔha, lakpan igyi ee;
"If you kill some-one, it is evil;
Fowí atɔ́, lakpan igyi ee!
If you steal, it is evil;
Fɔpʋ́ fʋ́ bá mʋ ka, lakpan igyi ee!
If you take your neighbour's wife, it is evil."
// Lakpan igyi-eee//
// It is evil//
Mʋ́ sʋ //Nu mʋ́-o, Hɔ!//
So // Hear it and accept it.//

Asʋ́n-blihɛ:
Spoken:

Apíó akristofɔ, nɩ́ mlɛkɩ anɩ ɩlʋ ánfɩ á, anɩlɛ́lɛ mʋ́ tsu Yakobo ɔwʋlʋ́
Christian brothers, If you look at this song, We have taken it from the book of James,
nwun anyɔ mʋ́tɔ́-yé ikwe yɛ́fʋn dú-anyɔ. Ɩnʋ ɔlɛblɩ́ ɔbɛ́ɛ:
the second chapter, from verse 8 through 12; There he says,
Fekle fʋ́ bá mʋ ka á, fabwɛ́ lakpan. Fowí atɔ́, fabwɛ́ lakpan.
If you want your neighbours' wife, you have done evil. If you steal something, you have done evil.
Fɔmɔ́ ɔhá, fabwɛ́ lakpan. Mʋ́ nyɔsɩ, nɩ́ fʋ́dɛ mbla ámʋ fɛ́ɛ́ sʋ́ gyí;
If you kill some-one, you have done evil. Secondly, If you have kept all the laws,
fɛpán ɩkʋlɛsʋ á, fayíntá wankláán ámʋ fɛ́ɛ́.
but have missed one law, you have spoiled all the good.
Mʋ́ sʋ mlɩha ahɩɛ mʋ́ nsʋ, akaɩn mʋ́sʋ́. Mɛ́nɩ a, ɔsɔ́hwɩ́ɛ́ mɔ́ɔtʋ anɩ.
So let's work hard so that we remember it. So that temptation will not meet us.

Ɩnʋ Yakobo lɛ́blɩ́ ɔbɛ́ɛ́:
James spoke there, he says,
Fɔmɔ́ ɔha, lakpan igyi ee!
"If you kill some-one, it is evil;
Fowi atɔ́, lakpan igyi ee!
If you steal, it is evil;
Fɔpʋ́ fʋ́ bá mʋ ka, lakpan igyi ee!
If you take your neighbour's wife, it is evil."
// Lakpan igyi-eee//
It is evil
Mʋ́ sʋ //Nu mʋ́-o, Hɔ!//
Hear it and accept it.

Mlɩha Apʋ Ansɩgyí Sɔ́ɔ́n Pʋ́ Yɔ Nana Bulu Wóítɔ́
- Let Us Joyfully Go To God's House

Choir Name: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ntsumuru
Leader: Mr. Seth Johnson Abotsi
  // Mlɩ há apʋ ansigyí sɔ́ɔ́n pʋ́ yɔ Nana Bulu wóítɔ́ //
Let us joyfully go up to God's house.
Tsúfɛ́ nʋ mʋ́ á, ɩlʋ awapʋ́ bʋ nʋ.
Because there, singers are there.
Tsúfɛ́ nʋ mʋ́ á, ansigyí sɔ́ɔ́n bʋ nʋ.
Because there, there is only joy
// Toduá ndɛ prɩ́ gyí, nónu mɩ́ ɔlɛpʋ́ asʋ́n. //
The thing that I am pressing for, is to hear my preacher's message.
// Nɩ́ nonú mʋ́ á, mɩ́ wɩ tolwíí mɩ́. Nɩ́ nonú mʋ́ á, mɩ́ wɩ tolwíí mí //
When I hear it, It brings me peace.

// Mlɩha apʋ ansigyí sɔ́ɔ́n pʋ́ yɔ Nana Bulu wóítɔ́.
Let us joyfully go up to God's house.
Tsufɛ́ nʋ mʋ́ á, ɩlʋ awapʋ́ bʋ nʋ, tsúfɛ́ nʋ mʋ́ á, ansigyí sɔ́ɔ́n bʋ nʋ //
Because there, singers are there. Because there, there is only joy.

Nana Bulu Gyí Mɩ́ Ɔkpapʋ́
- God Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

Choir Name: Pentecostal Church of Christ, Wurupong Pentecostal Church of Christ, Wurupong
Leader: Samuel Aboagye Samuel Aboagye
  //Nana Bulu gyí mɩ́ ɔkpapʋ́//
God is my guide.
//Tɔtɔtɔɔtɔ méehián mɩ, méehián mɩ oo! //
I won't need anything, I won't need - oh!
Mbwɩ ogyíkpá frɔm, frɔm, frɔm alakpá mɩ́ ya.
To the rich, rich, rich animal's eating place, he has guided me.
Nayɔ́ wɔɩ́tɩ́á asɩ, ntsu ɔnɔ́ ɔkpʋ́nʋ́ ɔdakpá.
I have gone and relaxed at the resting place by the waterside.
Alakpá mɩ́ yáa, mɩ́ ɔkláa ladá ɔkpʋ́nʋ́.
He has guided me so that my soul has rested.
//Alakpá mɩ́ tsʋ́n ɔkpa wánkláánsʋ́ mʋ dá ámʋ sʋ.//
He has guided me by good paths because of his name.
//Nɩ́ nna bʋnkpa ámʋtɔ, nɩ́ mʋ́tɔ́ iloklun ala-gyí- alá pʋ́,
When I walk in the valley, even if it is dark in any way
Hwɩɩ má nʋ ɩbɔ́wa mɩ́ fú.//
Nothing there will scare me.
//Tsúfɛ́sɛ, fʋ lɩ́ɩ́, fʋ lɩ́ɩ́, fʋ lɩ́ɩ́ mɩ́ ɔma //
Because you stand, you stand, you stand behind me.
//Fʋ́ oyi yiahɛ́ pʋ́ fʋ́ oyí ɔkpa sunáhɛ́ lalwíí mɩ́ klʋn.//
Your staff and your pointer stick have made my heart peaceful.
// Fatswɩ ɔpʋ́nʋ há mɩ́ alupʋ́ ansíbitɔ
You have put down a table for me in my enemies eyes
Fakpá mɩ́ nwuntɔ ofobí. //
You have rubbed ointment on my head
// Mɩ́ onuwé, mɩ́ onuwé lablá ɩdetsitsá. //
My drinking calabash, my drinking calabash, has filled to overflowing.
// Iin, nwun yilé pʋ́ awɩtɔlɛ ibóbuo mɩ dáán. //
Yes, good fortune and mercy will follow me all the time.
// Ánɩ́ nétsiá Bulu wóítɔ́, ánɩ́ nétsiá nʋ dáán. //
So that I will stay in God's house, I will stay there all the time.

Atɔ Wankláán Pʋ́ Ato Kiehɛ́ Yilé Kugyíkʋ
- Every good thing and every big gift

Choir Name: Pentecostal Church of Christ, Wurupong
Leader: Samuel Aboagye
  //Atɔ wankláán pʋ́ ato kiehɛ́ yilé kugyíkʋ itsú mʋ wá. //
Every good thing and every big gift comes from God.
// Mʋ lɔ́bwɛ ɔsʋ́ mʋ́a asɩ. Oklún ɩma mʋtɔ.
He made heaven and earth. Darkness is not in him.
Atɔ wankláán pʋ́ ato kiehɛ́ kugyíkʋ itsú mʋ wá.//
Every good thing and every big gift is from Him.

Mɩ́ Bulu Nɩ́, Ɩ́nɩ Sʋ Nótsu Mʋ Fʋ́á
- He is my God, so l will lift him up

Choir Name: Pentecostal Church of Christ, Wurupong
Leader: Samuel Aboagye
  // Mɩ́ Bulu nɩ́ ɩnɩsʋ nótsu mʋ fʋ́a
He is my God and so l will lift him up.
Anɩ sɩ́ Bulu nɩ́; abotsu mʋ fʋ́a. //
He is the God of our Fathers; we will lift him up.
Ɩsa ɔkɔpʋ́ ɔwʋnlɩnpʋ ogyi.
He is a strong warrier.
Mʋ gyɔpɩ bɩ mʋ́ legyi sʋ.
His right hand has won.
Mʋ ɔma Bulu ɔkʋkʋ má nʋ.
There is no God after him.
Mɩ́ Sɩ́ Bulu nɩ́ nótsu mʋ fʋ́a.
He is my father God; l will lift him up.

Dɩnka Ansɩ́ Fʋ́ Bulu Sʋ; Ɔbɛ́blɩ́ Há Fʋ́
- Put Your Trust in God; He Will Intercede For You

Choir Name: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ntsumuru
Leader: Mr. Seth Johnson Abotsi
  // Si fʋ́ asʋ́n-gyí-asʋ́n ánɩ́ ɩbɛ́ba fʋsʋ ha Bulu.
Leave all your problems that will come upon you to God.
Bulu ɔbɛ́blɩ́ há fʋ́. //
God will intercede (say it) for you.
// Kain alɩ ánɩ́ ɔyɩ́ ánfɩtɔ anɩ tsie, Bulu gyí ɔháá ɔlɛlɛ anɩ fɛ́ɛ́ //
Remember that in this world we live in, God is the one who created all of us.
Mʋ́ sʋ nɩ́ asʋ́n lɔtʋ fʋ́ á, dɩnka ansɩ́ fʋ́ Bulusʋ.
Because of that if you are in trouble focus on your God.
Asʋ́n-gyí-asʋ́n ánɩ́ igyi lɔtʋ fʋ́ á,
Any kind of trouble that comes your way,
Opíó, dɩnka ansɩ́ fʋ́ Bulusʋ. Ɔbɛ́blɩ́ há fʋ́
Friend, focus on your God, on your God. He will intercede for you.
O, opíó dɩnka ansɩ́ fʋ́ Bulusʋ, fʋ́ Bulusʋ. Ɔbɛ́blɩ́ há fʋ́ //
Friend, focus on your God, on your God. He will intercede for you.

Bulu, Anɩdɛ́ Fʋ́ Ɔŋɛ Wankɩ́hɛ́ Kʋlɩ́
- Oh God, We Ask For Your Holy Spirit

Choir Name: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ntsumuru
Leader: Mr. Seth Johnson Abotsi
  O! Bulu anɩdɛ́ fʋ́ Ɔŋɛ Wankɩ́hɛ́ kʋlɩ́,
Oh God! We ask for your Holy Spirit,
Ánɩ́ abɛ́talɩ́ wun fʋ́ ɔkpa; fówun abénya iwilwii ɔkɛkʋ́.
That we will be able to see your way, and have peace in the future.
// Tsiátɔ́ wankláán gyí tɔ́ ánɩ́ dehián ha ɔha-gyí-ɔha.
Good behaviour is what is necessary for everyone.
Mʋ́ sʋ mlɩha anya tsiátɔ́ wankláán.
So let us have good behaviour.
Fówun abénya otsiákpá wankláán.
So that we will get a good place to sit (heaven).
Matrá su awɩrɛhʋ dʋbɩ. Pʋ́ fʋ́ asʋ́n fɛ́ɛ́ há Bulu
Don't mourn so much, give all your trouble to God
// Bɔ mpáɩ há mʋ okeke-gyí-ɔkɛ; Nana Bulu ɔbɔ́bwɛ há fʋ́. //
Pray to him every day; God will do it for you.

Apíó Aba, Nɩ́ Mlowíé Ɩkplántɔ Á, Ansɩ́ Igyí Mlɩ
- Brothers, If You Are In Trouble, Be Joyful (James 1:2-4)

Choir Name: Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Wurupong
Leader: Emmanuel Adjei
  Apíó aba, nɩ́ mlowíé ɩkplántɔ ansigyí mlɩ;
My brothers, if you get into trouble, be joyful;
Maha mʋ́ ɩhan mlɩ.
Don't let it annoy you.
// Tsúfɛ́sɛ nɩ́ mlɛtálɩ́ gyi mʋ́sʋ́,
Because if you can overcome it,
Mlɛ́dan gyi ɩkplán fɛ́ɛ́sʋ́.//
You will mature and overcome all your problems.

Ntɔ Hógyi Mʋ́ Fʋ́ Bʋ, Opíó?
- What Kind Of Faith Do You Have, Brother? (James 2:14-17)

Choir Name: Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Wurupong
Leader: Emmanuel Adjei
  Ntɔ hógyi mʋ́ fʋ́ bʋ, áo opíó?
What faith do you have my brother?
Ntɔ labi hógyi anfɩ odu bɔ́wa?
What value does this sort of faith have?
Okristoyin fʋgyi, támɛ fʋma ɔdwɛ.
You are a Christian. But you don't have love.
Fʋ́ bá asʋ́n megyí fʋ́ klɛ.
Your neighbour's problem is not yours.
Asʋ́n tʋ́ mʋ, megyí fʋ́.
When trouble meets him, it's not you.
Owíé ɩkplántɔ, fasɩ́rɩ́.
When he is in difficulty, you have run away.
Apíó, mlɩtsia wánkláán. Bulu tɔdwɛ́ anɩ fɛ́ɛ́.
Brothers, behave well. God loves us all.
Nɩ́ megyí mʋ́ alɩ, anɩ hógyi amʋ lawú.
If it's not like that, our faith has died Ntɔ hógyi mʋ́ fʋ́ bʋ, áo opíó?
What faith do you have my brother?
Ntɔ labi hógyi anfɩ odu bɔ́wa?
What value does this sort of faith have?
Okristoyin fʋgyi, támɛ fʋma ɔdwɛ.
You are a Christian. But you don't have love.
Fʋ́ bá asʋ́n megyí fʋ́ klɛ.
Your neighbour's problem is not yours.
Asʋ́n tʋ́ mʋ, megyí fʋ́.
When trouble meets him, it's not you.
Owíé ɩkplántɔ, fasɩ́rɩ́.
When he is in difficulty, you have run away.
Apíó, mlɩtsia wánkláán. Bulu tɔdwɛ́ anɩ fɛ́ɛ́.
Brothers, behave well. God loves us all.
Nɩ́ megyí mʋ́ alɩ, anɩ hógyi amʋ lawú.
If it's not like that, our faith has died

Oyí Bɔbwɛ Détsií Alɩ Á, Nkálɩ Bɔ́bwɛ Wʋ́lɩhɛ?
- The Green Tree Is Burning This Way, What Will They Do In The Dry? (Luke 23:31)

Choir Name: Workshop Participants
Leader: Festus Appreko
  Yesu lɛ́bla Yudafɔ ɔbɛ́ɛ "Mlɩmásu mɩ.
Jesus told the Jews, he said "Don't cry for me!
Mlɩsu, amlɩkaɩn mlɩ wɩsʋ.
Cry remembering yourselves.
Oyi bɔbwɛ gyí alɩ.
If the green tree is burning this way,
Nkálɩ ɩbɔ́bwɛ wʋ́lɩhɛ?
What will it do in the dry?
Mlɩha mɩ́ gyɔwɩ."
Give me condolences.

Mlɩha Adwɛ Aba Apíó, Fɛ́ Alɩá Yesu Lɛ́blɩ́
- Let Us Love One Another As Jesus Commanded

Choir Name: Workshop Participants
Leader: Festus Appreko
  Mlɩha adwɛ aba apíó, fʋ́nfɛ alɩ ánfɩ́ anɩ sɩ́ Yesu lɛ́blɩ́.
Let us love one another, just as our father Jesus said.
Ɔbɛ́ɛ, mlɩha ɩkʋlɛ-bwɛ itsia anɩtɔ yɔ, Apíó.
He said that you should let unity keep on remaining among us, brothers.
Mɛ́nɩ abɛ́talɩ́ yɔ́ ɔsʋ́sʋ́.
Then we will be able to go to heaven.
Mlɩha adwɛ aba apíó, fʋ́n fɛ alɩ ánfɩ́ anɩ sɩ́ Yesu lɛ́blɩ́
Let us love one another, just as our father Jesus said.
Ɔbɛ́ɛ, mlɩha ɩkʋlɛ-bwɛ itsia anɩtɔ yɔ, Apíó.
He said that you should let unity keep on remaining among us, brothers.
Mɛ́nɩ abɛ́talɩ́ yɔ́ ɔsʋ́sʋ́.
Then we will be able to go to heaven.

Asʋ́n Blɩ́hɛ́:
Spoken:
Mlɩha abwɛ ɩkʋlɛ apíó,
Let us be united, brothers,
Fʋ́n fɛ́ alɩ ámʋ́ʋ́ anɩ sɩ́ Yesu lɛ́blɩ́ ámʋ.
Just as our father Jesus said.
Ɔbɛ́ɛ, abwɛ́ɛ ɩkʋlɛ. Ɩkʋlɛ-bwɛ itsia anɩtɔ yɔ.
He said we should be one. Unity should keep on remaining among us.
Mɛ́nɩ abɛ́talɩ́ yɔ́ ɔsʋ́sʋ́.
Then we will be able to go to heaven.

Awɩtɔlɛ Tsú Bulu Wá
- Kindness Comes From God (James 1:5)

Choir Name: Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Wurupong
Leader: Emmanuel Kweku Adjei
  Awɩtɔlɛ tsú Bulu wá; awɩtɔlɛ tsú Bulu wá.
Generosity (kindness) comes from God; Generosity (kindness) comes from God.
//Nɩ́ ɔkʋ léhián ansɩtɩ́ɩn a, // ɔkʋ́lɩ Bulu, ɔkʋ́lɩ Bulu //
If someone needs wisdom, he should ask God, he should ask God.
Apíó adwɛpʋ́, // Awɩtɔlɛ tsú Bulu wá //
Beloved brothers, Generosity (kindness) comes from God.
// Nɩ́ ɔkʋ léhián ansɩtɩ́ɩn a, ɔkʋ́lɩ Bulu, ɔkʋ́lɩ Bulu //
If someone needs wisdom, he should ask God, he should ask God.

Nɩ́ Mlɩtɔ Ɔkʋ Léhián Ansɩ-tɩ́n, Ɔkʋ́lɩ Bulu
- If One Of You Needs Wisdom, He Should Ask God (James 1:5)

Choir Name: Course Participants
Leader: Ignatius Ogyamkpah
  // Yakobo ɔwʋlʋ́, nwun gyankpapʋ, mʋ́tɔ́ yie anu //
James' book the first Chapter, verse five,
Nɩ́ mlɩtɔ ɔkʋ léhián ansɩtɩ́ɩn ɔkʋlɩ Bulu; ɔbɛ́ha mʋ fɛ́ɛ́.
If one of you needs wisdom, he should ask God. He will give it all.
Tsúfɛ́sɛ Bulu tɔpʋ́ awɩtɔlɛ ha ahá fɛ́ɛ́ atɔ́.
Because God generously gives things to all men.
Ɔbɛ́ha, ɔbɛ́ha, Oméekiná mɩ́ ha
He will give it; He will not refuse to give.
Tógyítɔ́ nɛ́fɩtɛ́ mɩ́ Bulu,
Everything I ask my God,
Ɔbɛ́ha; Oméekiná mɩ́ ha.
He will give it; He will not refuse to give.

Nɛ́bɛ́ɛn Yehowa
- I Will Draw Near To Jehovah

Choir Name: Course Participants
Leader: Fiddelis Kwadjo Ampem
  //Áo ma nénya ee? Áo ma nénya ee? //
Ah! Who will I get? Oh! Who will I get?
Nósu mɩ́ asʋkpan súná mʋ ee!
I will weep and reveal my sins to him eh!
Nyin ánɩ́ ɔbɔ́hɔ mɩ́.
I know he will accept me.
Nɛ́bɛ́ɛn Yehowa
I will draw near to Jehovah
Nósu mɩ́ asʋkpan súná mʋ ee
I will weep and reveal my sins to him eh!
Nyin ánɩ́ ɔbɔ́hɔ mɩ
I know he will accept me.
Nɛ́bɛ́ɛn Yehowa.
I will draw near to Jehovah

Getseman, Awɩrɛhɔ Asʋ́n<
- There Was Sorrow in Gethsame

Choir Name: Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Wurupong
Leader: Emmanuel Kweku Adjei
  // Getseman, awɩrɛhʋ asʋ́n
Gethsemane was a sorrowful situation (word)
Getseman, bɛlɛ Yesu há. //
Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed.
Ɔlɔyɔ mpáɩ ɔbɔkpá; ɔlɔbɔ mpáɩ amʋ ɔbɛ́ɛ,
He went to pray; He prayed saying,
"Mɩ́ Bulu, mɩ́ Bulu, ha ɔdɔ́n ánfɩ ɩtsʋn mɩsʋ.
"My God, my God, let this hour pass over me.
// Támɛ megyí tɔá ndeklé,
But it's not what I want,
Tɔ́ ánɩ́ bʋ alɛ́ há fʋ́ ndeklé,
What is good for you is what I want.
Mɩ́ Bulu, wa mɩ́ ɔwʋnlɩ́n, mɩ́ angyi ɔyɩ́tɔ́sʋ́." //
My God, give me strength, so that I can overcome the world."

Nana Bulu Pɛ́ Yin Mʋ Asʋ́n
- Only God Knows His Ways

Choir Name: Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Wurupong
Leader: Emmanuel Kweku Adjei
  // Nana Bulu pɛ́ yin mʋ asʋ́n.
Father God only knows his plans.
Mʋyín ɔkɛ oduá ɔlɛha fʋ́, fɔ́pʋ dálɩ ɔyɩ́tɔ́ //
He knows what day he has chosen for you to leave the world
Mɩ́ klɛ́ ɔtsan; fʋ́ klɛ́ ɔtsan. Ɔhaaméyín mʋ ba klɛ́.
Mine is different; Yours is different. No-one knows his neighbour's. 
Ɔhaaméyín mʋ ba klɛ́. (Mlɩha atsia wankláán)
No-one knows his neighbour's. (Let us live well.)
Ɔhaaméyín mʋ ba klɛ́. (Asi aba olu wa.)
No-one knows his neighbour's. (We should stop hating our neighbours.)
Ɔhaaméyín mʋ ba klɛ́. (Mmóotsulá, Mmóotsulá)
No-one knows his neighbour's. (I will not agree! I will not agree!)
Ɔhaaméyín mʋ ba klɛ́ (Apíó fɛ́ɛ́!)
No-one knows his neighbour's. (All brothers!)

Mlɩbonu Bulu Asʋ́n
- Come And Hear God's Word

Choir Name: C.Y.O., Roman Catholic Church, Tepo
Leader:
  Anɩ Wíe Yesu dɛ́ anɩ tɩ.
Our Lord Jesus is calling us.
"Mlɩba, mlɩba mɩ́ abí adwɛpʋ́."
"Come, come, my beloved children."
Mlɩ bonu Bulu asʋ́n,
Come hear God's word
Iwilwii asʋ́n
Peaceful words,
Mlɩ bonu asʋn wankláán;
Come hear the good news.
Ɩlaká fía ɔyɩ́.
It has surrounded the world.

Mʋ́ Ɔnɔ́-mɔ
- Conclusion

Choir Name:
Leader:
  From the Nkonya towns, you have heard the songs.
From the Nkonya land, the children of the churches sang them.
They recorded them on the machine.
God grant that the all the songs we have heard,
will give fruit for us.
It should lead us into so that we reach His kingdom there.
It should come to pass for us all, Amen.

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