Composer Barrett is getting quite the reputation for his excellent arrangements of native African music. Always true to the original source, this piece is no exception. In this setting optional solos can add to the drama of the performance.
[ Errata ]
Ndikhokhele Bawo — He paid for me (by dying on the cross), my Father
Ndikhokhele Mmeli wami — He paid for me by representing me
Zalomhlaba Bawo — While on earth, my Father
Bawo ndiya bonga ngoba wena — Father I thank you because you
Usandi gcinile. — will always keep me (safe).
Zundikhokhele — I implore you to lead me (so that I may follow)
Ezintsizini — During times of sorrow/strife
Hlal’ Uhlele duze kwami — You are always standing nearby.
The Lyrics: Based on Psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd