One of the songs we’ve been singing in the Bangor Community Choir recently is a Zulu one from South Africa called eGalile. The words are:
kuba fundi bakhe
My knowledge of Zulu is very limited and I’m not sure all the words are written correctly, but with help from online Zulu dictionary, I cobbled together the following translation:
In Galilee, In Galilee
I say we will meet in Galilee
To his assembled disciples
We will meet in Galilee
As far as I can tell, this is based on a passage from the Bible (Matthew, 28:10) – “Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.”
Can any of you provide a better translation, or other information about this song?
Here’s a recording of the song from YouTube
The first part isn’t quite the same as we sing in the community choir, but the rest is.