I am posting this with the permission–the blessing–of Jeremias Sanha, a talented composer and performer of Christian music in Kriol of Guinea-Bissau. I have been working with Jeremias for ten years on the Kriol Bible translation project. The songs he composes take their lyrics from the Kriol Bible. Today I will feature a song of his from Acts 17:22-25, which happened to be the chapter we were working on today.
|Deus, i garandi, i ka ta mora na kasa ku mon di omi kumpu.
Pabia el ku ta da omi tudu kusas, ate vida!
Abo i jintis ku fia na manga di kusas. Bo ta adora ate deus ku bo ka kunsi.
Ma e Deus ku no na fala bos del, I Deus garandi ku kumpu seu ku tera.
No tene Deus garandi.
|God, he is great, he does not live in a house that the hand of man has made.
Because it is he who gave man all things, even life!
You are people that believe in many things. You worship even a god that you do not know.
But this God that we are telling you about, He is the great God who made heaven and earth.
God is great.
We have a God that is great.