Naga patriotic song album ‘Blue Streams of Nagaland’ by OTS Choir

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Listen to patriotic Naga songs under the album ‘Blue Streams of Nagaland’ performed by the Oriental Theological Choir, Bade, Dimapur, Nagaland.

 

The Naga Republic will upload the full list of ten songs over the course of the week.

 

Here is the first song called ‘Kuknalim’ including the lyrics

 

Song 1 —Kuknalim

 

 

Words: Rev Dr Wati Aier, Music Adapted 2009

 

  1. All hills and valleys wait for the dawning

Our land is bushed and still like a good pond

Till lone bird’s joyous warble

Mounts in lifting laughing trill and rock the tempest

 

Naga-Land Cries for centuries,

On your hill the world can view, what the human heart can do,

We can say no more to war, and forgive each other

 

Chorus:

Naga-Land the land of my birth and right

Kuknalim the land of my birth and right

Let us walk in circle of unbroken chain of love

We are one forever Kuknalim (repeat)

 

  1. Let us forgive the worst amongst us

The world is in ourselves

The worst lives in each of us

Along with the best of us and all may be free

 

The haunting fear of war shall go

Battled year shall cease

This day the Nagas shall know

When the flag of Naga-Land shall be unfurled

 

Song 2 — NAGA UNITY

 

 

Words and Music, Rev Dr Wati Aier, 1991

 

  1. When unity through Nagas blood shall run
    No human pow’r can dare ever us stop
    No human force anywhere beneath the sun
    For Naga unity make us strong

Chorus:

Lord we pray, Lord we pray

O lord hear our weak and humble prayers (repeat)

 

  1. In our hands is place a greater pow’r
    Greater than all the might of all our foes
    Nagas can bring to birth a bright new world
    For Naga unity make us strong
  2. Let all Nagas sing song of unity
    From hills and valleys across our wild forest
    Join in this chorus all right thinking Nagas
    For Naga unity makes us strong

 

Song 3 — HEALING OF OUR SPIRIT 

 

 

Words and Music, Rev Dr Wati Aier, 1993

  1. Fair mountains and valleys, rich with God’s resources
    Green fields full and fruitful give to us to muster
    Our heritage so rich let this forever be oursChorus:Sing our song together, Nagas comes raise your voices
    Sing our song together, towards our rightful place through
    Healing of our spirit Kuknalim, yes Kuknalim

 

  1. Blest with rich traditions. Strong and true hold on fast
    Our rights and freedom. Naga-Land grandest on earth
    Our heritage so right, let this forever be ours
  2. Undimmed by fears and tears, join hands through broken lines
    Our flag with dignity, shall stand tall in radiance
    Solidarity now. Naga-Land forever be!

 

Song 4 — CALV’RY’S HEALING WHISPER

 

Words: Rev Dr Wati Aier, Music Adapted 2017

 

Waking thro the lonely road, down by the valleys

Be still and listen to the voice of the Calv’ry’s healing whisper

 

1. As you walk the miles at night

Oh you can hear Calv’ry’s whisper

My spirit will be upon you

You ‘ll know where he is leading

 

2. Blind eyes are opening

Oh you can hear Calv’ry’s whisper

The poor are hearing His music

You’ll know where He is leading

 

3.You will rise like an eagle

Oh you can hear Calv’ry’s whisper

Oh you can hear the wings beating

You’ll know where he’s lead

 

Song 5 — COUNTING THE COST

 

Words: Rev Dr Wati Aier, Music Adapted 2005
(Tenyidie translation by Dr. Z. Keyho)

1. It was long, long time ago

When I gave my life to Him

To be a servant of the Cross

And I will be  to the end

 

2. He bids us to come, and to count the cost

In the journey through this world

We will follow, Jesus to the end

We will cling to the old cross

 

3. A kelhou khapie puo ketsü

Puo lietho chutuou pepilie

Krus sedzi chuzo tsizutuo

Telhe Kechachie chuvo zutuo

 

4. Kiju hanu kemezhei zo shierei

Puo puo thuo a kie keculs

Jie Jisu siemedzizovo

Krus sedzi chuvo zotuo

 

Song 6 — BLUE STREAMS OF NAGALAND

 

Words and Music : Rev Dr Wati Aier, 1991

Refrain:

By the blue steams of Nagaland (2)

There we sat down when we remembered freedom

We sat down and wept

 

How shall we sing ? How shall we sing ?

The songs of joy, the songs of joys

In a strange land my Lord

 

How shall we live? How shall we live?

When homes are gone, when homes are gone

For they carried us captives

 

How shall we pray? How shall we pray?

The prayer of peace, the prayer of peace

When peace is a fry cry

 

Song 7 — HEALING OF OUR NATION

Words and Music: Rev Dr Wati Aier, 1993

Lord we long for you, to move in power

There’s hunger deep within

To bring healing in our nation

Send your spirit, awaken us

 

Long we long to see, peace like a river

Invade our brokenness

To bring healing in our nation

Send your Spirit, awaken us

 

Lord we long for love, not that destroy us

Love that forgives and unites

To bring healing in our nation

Send you Spirit, awaken us

 

Lord we long for when the people of this land

Find justice flow from your throne

To bring healing in our nation

Send your spirit, awaken us

 

BORN OF LIGHT


Words and Music: Rev Dr Wati Aier, 1996

 

When all the world was cruelly held in captive

When peace and hope was old and faded

A universe of promises stretched across the sky

Then the drawing of new day began

 

Chorus:

Born of light in deepest night

Born today, born forever

Born of light in deepest night

Christ the light of the world is born today

 

Restless and uncertain, we journey through the night

Let by common dreaming and wandering light

Fed upon our traveling by singing from afar

Then the dawning of new day began

 

Through night times speechless carnival and crystal sun

We carried what we had and journey on

Our murdered dreams behind us, weathered parched and tossed

Then the dawning of new day began

 

In broken land with alien gods we wandered

Whose buried secret holds, pris’ner inside

Beyond the restless longing where our hopes belong

Then the dawning of new day began

 

LONG, LONG NIGHT IS OVER

 

Words and Music: Rev Dr Wati Aier, 2005

 

Long, long night is over, dawn is here shout and sing

Let the echoes fill our land ho…ho…ho

Yeh…ho…Yeh…ho…Yeh….ho…ho

Long, long night is over, freedom shall be coming

Praise and sing to the Lord (3 times)

 

Celebrating with laughter, world will hear when dawn comes

The names that O one calls, ho…ho…ho

Yeh…ho…Yeh…ho…ho… Yeh…ho…ho

Your name at last be known world will hear

Long, long night is over, freedom shall be coming

Praise and sing to the Lord (3 times)

 

Every hill and every plain, every voice shall proclaim

Justice of God will begin, ho…ho…ho

Yeh…ho…Yeh..ho…ho…Yeh…ho…ho

Your name at last be known, world will hear

Long, long night is over, freedom shall be coming

Praise and sing to the Lord (3 times)

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  1. Karmann

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