Dinka Song #65 (Breath Of God)
Composed by Doruka Akuek Makuach Akech
Translated by Bartholomayo Bol Deng
Let's get courage, let us make ourselves strong!
Let's fight with wave (go against the flow)
and let us remove the fear!
Fear is denying us life,
in the life ahead we shall be rejected.
Our divided heart that is divided into two beliefs:
Belief in God, and then go and stay with satan.
We take oath by the Lord's law:
I need Jesus Christ my Saviour,
Denying the world, the bad body lust,
My sister, will you stay with one husband? Yes!
My brother, will you stay with your one wife? Yes!
Will you spread the word of the Lord? Yes!
We are marked with the symbol of the cross on our forehead.
We are baptised into His flock,
The flock of Christ; the Saviour of life.
We throw it away like earpick?
(Meaning - earwax picked and flicked - graphic, but honest)
Is there any good in us?
Someone who receives the word and makes no use of it
Will be a greater sinner than someone who has not come;
Rejecting His Kingdom, how will he live?
He loves the world, his world is the earth.
If the body of man loves the world it will remain in the world,
But his soul has someone who owns it.
The earthly kingdom, which is abandoned,
Though people keep returning to it,
It has something in it that is hated by God.
What we always say, “God let the cow urinate!”
(refers to the sign of acceptance of an animal being sacrificed)
Let us not mix it with evil! He hates it in his heart!!
We have missed the way. (Blending Christianity with idolatry)
He cannot be given sacrifice of sheep; sacrifice of goats and cows
Let's call Him alone, let's tell Him mistakes/sins
And the end of prayer: Amen!
He seeks prayer, that you pray to Him
And surrender yourself to Him.
Then you have acknowledged His will/heart;
Heart of joy! Heart of happiness!
The life of man, and the suffering that You have suffered!
But You witnessed to us: we have sinned against You.
But You have endured them.
You endured them while telling us the days of judgment,
That "you should have faith"!
You will see by your own eyes when He comes back
When there is blowing of trumpet from heaven, (Isaiah 18:3)
There will be dispersion (chaos).
Each person on his/her own, will stand for their life.
Who will stop it among us?
Your truth, Oh God of power!!
The beginning has come, beginning of things.
The earth has started flowering (bearing fruit) (Isaiah 18:5-6)
It came with suprise of the man. the earth is shaking us!
Soul and spirit were created by God.
He took His and formed the man.
He created everything and earth.
He created man in His likeness/image .
And He asked, “Will it not be good in this form?”
The Father's Love is great.
He loves the way He sees Himself in us! (my favorite line ever)
The heart that You have created in the flesh is oppressing You.
It left You and went to the alien's land.
The devil's land is the alien's land.
You haven't provided us with Your heart to be rejected.
The heart of flesh is rejecting you,
But the life of man is known by God, who created Him as His second; Like Him
What is He mistaking? What mistake is our God making?
He created us and all animals were not created by us.
Even birds are not our creation, birds that fly with wings.
When the world persecuted us, He sent His Lamb.
We are cleaned with the blood of the Lamb
That was shed on the cross.
Let us repent, great destruction is coming toward us!
Forgive us our sins, oh living God!
All living things, breathe of You; You make it breathe
Breathe oh Lord!
© Doruka Akuek Makuach Akech
- World Music