Anaweza, Bwana


The beauty of this Swahili song is its simplicity. The lyrics are not deep and the music is not sophisticated–but it is heartfelt. It also leaves lots of room for a good leader to create new verses that fit the moment (“We are listening,” “We will follow,” etc).

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Swahili, author unknown
translated and arranged by Greg Scheer
copyright June 16, 2021

Anaweza, Anaweza, Anaweza, Bwana.
Anaweza, Anaweza Bwana.

1. You are able, O Lord.
2. For you love, O Lord.
3. You have saved us, O Lord.
4. We will praise you, O Lord.
5. Hallelujah, O Lord.