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Day 80 RMO: Harvest Festival Projects

We are now already 5 days into June. Half the year is almost gone and it really feels like most of it is spent on this on-going fight against COVD-19 by social-distancing and staying home…

Yes, the past 80 days (since March 18) has been a challenge and life has changed and new normals are being embraced, slowly but surely, but at this juncture, I wish to focus on the highlights since my last post.

Being physically distant from others and not being able to gather together in big groups for the things we used to be able to do like prayer/worship and choir, it helps that we can still come together to worship and sing together in new ways:

Kemenangan Terjadi Di Sini – Cover (Version 1) by FIAT Bintulu

This was FIAT Bintulu’s second Worship video project (the first was mentioned in a previous post) with a cover of the song titled “Kemenangan Terjadi Di Sini” (Victory Happens Here). The Choir Version and Lyrics with English translation are at end of this post.

A special Virtual Choir Project was also organised to coincide with the annual Harvest Festival that happen in Borneo during this time. Kaamatan takes place in Sabah on 30 & 31 May and Gawai takes place on 1 & 2 June in Sarawak. Normally, the local church would have special masses for the community, but this year, it was not possible. However, it was truly a blessing to join this project and lend our voices to glorify Him all the same:

This Kaamatan Gawai Medley was sung by 84 combined choir members from several parishes in Sabah & Sarawak doing a medley of “Apai Peda Kami Ditu”, a song in Iban, and “Ounsikou Ginawoku”, a song in Dusun. (Lyrics and English translations below.)

 Kaamatan Gawai Medley

APAI PEDA KAMI DITU (FATHER LOOK AT US HERE)

1. Apai peda kami ditu (Father look at us here)

Deka muji nyembah Nuan (Praising and worshipping You)

Laban ti gaga samoa leman (Because you have created everything)

Nuan pengaga O Tuhan, O Tuhan (You are Creator O Lord, O Lord)

O Dinga ka kami, O Tuhan (O listen to us, O Lord)

2. Kami ukai datai ngapa (We do not simply come)

Ukai muji nyembah aja (Not just praising and worshipping)

Tang ka madah ati gaga (But proclaiming our joyful hearts)

Madah pengaga O Tuhan, O Tuhan, (Proclaiming joy O Lord, O Lord)

O Dinga ka kami, O Tuhan (O listen to us, O Lord)

3. Kami ditu balat richah (We here are excited)

Jari kaki ati nyembah (Hands, feet, hearts worshipping)

Malas budi Nuan manah (Reciprocating your goodness)

Malas pemanah O Tuhan, O Tuhan (Responding to your goodness O Lord, O Lord)

O Dinga ka kami, O Tuhan (O listen to us, O Lord)

4. Kabuah kami patut pia (Why we should do so)

Laban nuan udah nempa (Because You have formed)

Utai ka guna nyawa mensia (Everything for our lives)

Utai ka guna O Tuhan, O Tuhan (Everything for us O Lord, O Lord)

O Dinga ka kami , O Tuhan (O listen to us, O Lord)

5. Nuan Tuhan udu kuasa (You Lord are most powerful)

Tau ngampun samoa dosa (Can forgive all sins)

Dalam pikir, jako kerja (In thoughts, words, actions)

Kasih ka kami O Tuhan, O Tuhan (Have mercy on us O Lord, O Lord)

O Dinga ka kami, O Tuhan (O listen to us, O Lord)

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OUNSIKOU GINAWOKU (MY HEART REJOICES)

Verse 1:

Ounsikou ginawoku (My heart rejoices)

Kumaa Diya Tuhan (to you O Lord)

Ngawi kosiananNu kumaa dahai (for your love for us)

Poinsorouku kasari (I will always remember)

Verse 2:

Royohon ku ngaranNu (I praise your name)

Sontob suang ginawoku (with all my heart)

Iya no I olidang (only You are Holy)

Pahatakonku iti koposionku (I surrender all my life)

Chorus 1:

Yesus no ralan (Jesus is the way) om katapatan (and the truth)

Yesus no ralan om koposion (Jesus is the way and the life)

Yesus no gampamasi (Jesus is life)

Ngawi tulun toinsanan (for everyone)

Hiti’d suang pomogunan (in this world)

Chorus 2:

Royo-royohonku (I worship) ngaran Nu Tuhan (Your name Lord)

Soro-sorohonku i kosiananNu (I remember your mercy)

Nokotungag Ko Yesus (Jesus you have risen)

Mantad id kapataion (from the dead)

Minamasi Ko dahai (giving us life)

Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan & Selamat Ari Gawai to all Sabahans and Sarawakians!

And as promised…

Kemenangan Terjadi Di Sini – Choir Version by FIAT Bintulu

KEMENANGAN TERJADI DI DINI (VICTORY HAPPENS HERE)

Kumenyembah dalam kudus hadiratMu (I worship in your holy presence)

Hampiri tahta kasih karuniaMu Bapa (Approaching the throne of your grace Father)

Kekuatanku hanya dalam HadiratMu (My strength is only in your presence)

Yesusku hanya Kaulah segalanya (My Jesus only you are everything)

Chorus:

Kuyakin Kau hadir disini (I believe that you are present here)

Kurasakan Kuasa yang tak terbatas (I can sense your unlimited power)

Kuyakin Kau nyata di sini (I believe that you are really here)

Kemenangan terjadi di sini (Victory happens here)

Bridge:

Segnap Jiwaku memujiMu (I praise you with all my soul)

Sungguh besar Kau Yesusku (How great are you my Jesus)

Segnap Hatiku menyembahMu (I praise you with all my heart)

Kau Besar Kau Besar (You are great You are great)

Kau Besar Kau Besar (You are great You are great)

Kuyakin Kau hadir disini (I believe that you are present here)

Kurasakan Kuasa yang tak terbatas (I can sense your unlimited power)

Kuyakin Kau nyata di sini (I believe that you are really here)

*Kemenangan terjadi di sini (*Victory happens here)

*Kesembuhan, Kelepasan (*Healing, Freedom)

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