Sunday, 8 December 2013

A Gift

A Gift

A great gift was given to mankind
Planned before time began,
prophesied about centuries before, by many
a baby born of a virgin, in a manger, in Bethlehem
God's sovereignty shown in great detail

Wise men studying stars
traveled west to worship
the Bright morning Star born in human flesh

Shepherds in the fields with flock
received a message from angels
An angelic choir in the night skies sang
 "Glory to God in the Highest"
They ran to meet the Great Shepherd of the World

He gave us a gift
He opened our eyes to see our sinful state
A Sacrifice He paid
so that we can be cleansed
to stand forever blameless before Him

A gift of faith He gave
Faith to believe in His amazing grace
We can have peace, shalom
which surpasses all our understanding
We can stand before His throne
Forgiven and free

A gift He gave - Himself as a ransom
so that myriads of people from all
languages, tribes, peoples, nations
can stand together as one
and worship Him as their
Creator, Saviour, King, Teacher

A gift He requires of us
A life being lived
that will glorify His Name
His peace He gives to those
with whom He is pleased.




Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Africanised version of "On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me"


On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree


On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
2 Paradise Flycatchers dancing in the wind
and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree


On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind
and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree


On the fourth day of Christmas 
my true love sent to me:
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind
and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
5 Golden lions roaring 
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind
and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree










On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
6 Woodland Kingfishers chirping
5 Golden Lions roaring
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind

and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree


On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
7 Elephants trumpeting underneath magnificent baobab trees
6 Woodland Kingfishers chirping
5 Golden Lions roaring
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind
and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree














On the eight day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
8 Pride of de Kaap so fiery
7 Elephants trumpeting underneath magnificent baobab trees
6 Woodland Kingfishers chirping
5 Golden Lions roaring 
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind

and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree


On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
9 Zulus Dancing
8 Pride of de Kaap so fiery
7 Elephants trumpeting underneath magnificent baobab trees
6 Woodland Kingfishers chirping
5 Golden Lions roaring 
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind

and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree


On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
10 Thundershowers and beautiful rainbows
9 Zulus Dancing
8 Pride of de Kaap so fiery
7 Elephants trumpeting underneath magnificent baobab trees
6 Woodland Kingfishers chirping
5 Golden Lions roaring
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind

and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
11 Giraffes grazing through the woodlands
10 Thundershowers and beautiful rainbows
9 Zulus Dancing
8 Pride of de Kaap so fiery
7 Elephants trumpeting underneath magnificent baobab trees
6 Woodland Kingfishers chirping
5 Golden Lions roaring
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind

and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree


On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
12 Spectacular sunsets
11 Giraffes grazing through the woodlands
10 Thundershowers and beautiful rainbows
9 Zulus Dancing
8 Pride of de Kaap so fiery
7 Elephants trumpeting underneath magnificent baobab trees
6 Woodland Kingfishers chirping
5 Golden Lions roaring
4 Calling Fish eagles
3 braais under the starry African skies
2 Paradise Fly catchers dancing in the wind

and a Guinea fowl in a flowering Knob thorn Tree