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Haitian Hymn: "Béjè mouin, sè you Roua d'amou / Adonai's my loving Shepherd"

by Rev. Debi Tyree

 
Music can be a joyful prayer; these singers are having fun with worship.

Image by: GBGM Administration

Singing the Haitian hymn "Béjè mouin, sè you Roua d'amou / Adonai's my loving Shepherd" is one way we can pray with the people of Haiti. This version, as sung by Fede Jean-Pierre, with an English paraphrase by Dr. S T Kimbrough, can be quickly learned by congregations. The Global Praise program of the General Board of Global Ministries encourages you to use this in worship and in Christian education settings as part of your prayer life with Haiti.

One way to introduce the hymn is to ask a choir to sing the stanzas and invite the congregation to join the refrain. Children, youth, and adult choirs alike will enjoy singing the stanzas. Consider asking different persons/choirs to sing the stanzas as solos/small ensembles to create more variety. Invite the congregation to sing the final stanza with the choir. Use the recording as a guide for rhythm patterns for the percussion instruments, guitar, and bass guitar.

This song is available in Global Praise 1 (#13) and Caribbean Praise (#4.) It is provided here as a free reproducible download in the original language, as well as in the English paraphrase.

Portable Document Format Hymn in Haitian Creole (PDF, 93 KB) or Portable Document Format Haitian Hymn in English (PDF, 95 KB)

Click here to hear "Béjè mouin, sè you Roua d'amou / Adonai's my loving Shepherd" as recorded on the CD "Caribbean Praise.

Download (MP3) "Béjè mouin, sè you Roua d'amou / Adonai's my loving Shepherd" as recorded on the CD "Caribbean Praise.

Global Praise resources are available from Cokesbury.


 
 
 

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Date posted: Jan 25, 2010