One of the most beautiful memories I have of my late mother, is her singing to one of her favorite choir (Abasaruzi) which my Uncle Samuel (her brother) was part of. That memory made me grow into loving music, even started singing in the choir myself!
I heard a wise person say ” Medicine heals the body, music heals the soul” I couldn’t agree more since music has developed into my therapy.
In time of afflictions, hopelessness music is my healer. I’m bewildered by how some of the smallest things make the biggest impact and bring one joy. Some people love to exercise, to watch the sunset, be creative and that brings them joy especially in time of hardship. For me that is music. Music brings me incomprehensible joy.
I recently discovered a gospel singer from back home in Rwanda, named Patient Biziman. I’m sadly not really up to date with Rwandan music but Patient’s music touched my heart, so I thought it would be great to share my new favorite gospel song of his. The song is in kinyarwa but I will try to translate the lyrics bellow the video.
The lyrics say :
Harijambo rimwe nifuza kukubwira, manayange nkuru isumbabyose. Nyemerera rimwe wongerunyumve, ndagarutse mungobyi y’ubwiza bwawe. Umviriza amgambo yuymutima, wange, mazukorikintu gishya muringe. “ there is one word, I desire to tell you, My greatest Lord, Greater than all things/ everything. Please allow me this one time, and lend me a ear. Here I am again in your beautiful presence. Please hear the words of my heart and do something new in me.”
Ndaje, ndaje. Nongeyekuza, mubwiza bwawe. (x2) “Here I come. Here I am again in your beautiful presence. “
Amajoro menshi, ntasinzira. umutima wange udatuza. Nyemarera mpigure umuhigo wange, ndirimbi ndirimbo naguhimbiye. Nfitimpamvu rwose yo kuririmba nsanganira mubwiza nongeye ndaje. “ There were many sleepless night, with my heart troubled. Please allow me to recite a poem from me to you and sing the song I composed for you, for I have many reasons to sing to you. Meet me at your beautiful presence Lord, here I am again.
Please forgive some of my Kinyarwanda spelling (if anyone can correct me, it would be great). Also translating exact words in English might not make so much sense, but this beautiful song basically is Him approaching the beautiful presence of God with a heart of gratitude and asking for God to hear his heart and to do something new in his life.
This song makes me teary eye with joy and gratitude, it is my new favorite gospel song and my daily praise. I pray it will touch your soul like it did for me.
Stay blessed, Bisou 🙂