"Bayete Inkosi" by Tom Inglis (Zulu and English)


Pinnacle Rock in Mpumulanga, South Africa, Arthur Hickinbotham/Unsplash

Last week, I had the privilege to serve at Rev7 (short for Revelation 7), an annual celebration service held by the Fellowship of International Students of Trinity International University. One student, from South Africa, wanted to sing this song. I made a chord chart and hopped on the piano and the college music director graciously joined in on conga at my request.


This song is simple, catchy, energizing and pre-dominantly in English. It could easily be sung in a church service. Lyrics below:


Bayete, Bayete Inkosi

Bayete King of kings

Bayete, Bayete Inkosi

Bayete Inkosi is King

King of kings

Who can match Your greatness

Who can know your power

Who can search Your riches

Who can deny You are crowned

Lord of all

You are crowned King of Africa

You are crowned Lord of all

You are crowned King of Africa

Who can deny You are crowned

Lord of all

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