Namhla Nkosi

Zanele “Zaza” Mokheti
This week due to popular demand (more like harassment), I’ll share a Zulu song Namhla Nkosi. Don’t fret if I haven’t shared your favourite song yet, I have a huge collection if I decided to share all my music, this might just turn into a music blog…
But here is Namhla Nkosi, Today O Lord an old zulu hymnal that has been redone numerous times. Here are 2 of my favourite versions by Zaza (real name Zanele Mokhethi)  from Joyous Celebration and my all time favourite gospel artist Rebecca Malope. The song has a great message; if You hadn’t been by my side Lord, I could have fallen on the way side. 
 
Hope the song blesses you enough to remember to count your blessings, and thank God for the far He’s brought you. You may not be in your destination, but you’re definitely not at your starting point either.

 
Namhla Nkosi  by Zaza
 
Namhla Nkosi ngiyamangala
Today I am amazed O God
Umangibheka emuva
when I look back to my Past
Kube wena wawungenami
If you were not for you by my side
Ngabe ngasal’ endleleni
I could have fallen on the way
Namhla Nkosi ngiyamangala
Today I am amazed O God
Umangibheka emuva
when I look back to my Past
Kube wena wawungenami
If you were not for you by my side
Ngabe ngasal’ endleleni
I could have fallen on the way
Nkulunkulu uthado lwakho
Oh God, your Love
Kithina bantu lukhulu
For me, your child, is great
Wanikela ngendodana
you even gave up your only son
Halleluya siyabonga
Hallelujah I thank you
Nkulunkulu uthado lwakho
Oh God, your Love
Kithina bantu lukhulu
For me, your child, is great
Wanikela ngendodana
you even gave up your only son
Halleluya siyabonga
Hallelujah I thank you
Sangena lapho kuthiwa
I’ve been in places where I was told
Ongene khon’ akaphumi
If you enter here, there is no way out
Saphuma lapho kuthiwa
and have left places where people said
Akuphunywa akuphunywa 
There is no way out, there is no way out
Sangena lapho kuthiwa
I’ve been in places where I was told
Ongenekhon’ akaphumi
If you enter here, there is no way out
Saphuma lapho kuthiwa
and have left places where people said
Akuphunywa akuphunywa 
There is no way out, there is no way out
Sangena lapho kuthiwa
I’ve been in places where I was told
Ongenekhon’ akaphumi
If you enter here, there is no way out
Saphuma lapho kuthiwa
and have left places where people said
Akuphunywa akuphunywa 
There is no way out, there is no way out
Sangena lapho kuthiwa
I’ve been in places where I was told
Ongenekhon’ akaphumi
If you enter here, there is no way out
Saphuma lapho kuthiwa
and have left places where people said
Akuphunywa akuphunywa 
There is no way out, there is no way out
Sangena lapho kuthiwa
I’ve been in places where I was told
Ongenekhon’ akaphumi
If you enter here, there is no way out
Saphuma lapho kuthiwa
and have left places where people said
Akuphunywa akuphunywa 
There is no way out, there is no way out
Namhla Nkosi ngiyamangala
Today I am amazed O God
Umangibheka emuva
when I look back to my Past
Kube wena wawungenami
If you were not for you by my side
Ngabe ngasal’ endleleni
I could have fallen on the way
 

Rebecca Malope
 
Nkulunkulu uthado lwakho
Oh Great One, your Love
Kithina bantu lukhulu
For me, your child, is great
Wanikela ngendodana
you even gave up your only son
Halleluya siyabonga
Hallelujah I thank you
Sangena lapho kuthiwa
I’ve been in places where I was told
Ongene khon’ akaphumi
If you enter here, there is no way out
Saphuma lapho kuthiwa
and have left places where people said
Akuphunywa akuphunywa 
There is no way out, there is no way out
Namhla Nkosi ngiyamangala
Today I am amazed O God
Umangibheka emuva
when I look back to my Past
Kube wena wawungenami
If you were not for you by my side
Ngabe ngasal’ endleleni
I could have fallen on the way
 
(can’t find the lyrics to this verse)
 
Nkulunkulu uthado lwakho
Oh God, your Love
Kithina bantu lukhulu
For me, your child, is great
Wanikela ngendodana
you even gave up your only son
Halleluya siyabonga
Hallelujah I thank you
 
Nkulunkulu uthado lwakho
Oh God, your Love
Kithina bantu lukhulu
For me, your child, is great
Wanikela ngendodana
you even gave up your only son
Halleluya siyabonga
Hallelujah I thank you
 
Sangena lapho kuthiwa
I’ve been in places where I was told
Ongene khon’ akaphumi
If you enter here, there is no way out
Saphuma lapho kuthiwa
and have left places where people said
Akuphunywa akuphunywa 
There is no way out, there is no way out
 
Namhla Nkosi ngiyamangala
Today I am amazed O God
Umangibheka emuva
when I look back to my Past
Kube wena wawungenami
If you were not for you by my side
Ngabe ngasal’ endleleni
I could have fallen on the way
 
(can’t find the lyrics to this verse) 
Wanikela ngendodana
you even gave up your only son
Halleluya siyabonga
Hallelujah I thank you
Wanikela ngendodana
you even gave up your only son
Halleluya siyabonga
Hallelujah I thank you
Wanikela ngendodana
you even gave up your only son
Halleluya siyabonga
Hallelujah I thank you
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