Sometimes We Struggle With … Church Life

by Erin Logan, Rancho Cucamonga, California 
From the Peace Colloquy 2013 session: “Singing Through Life in Community”

338
Kanisa Litajengwa – Oh, Who Will Build the Church Now?

Swahili
Kanisa litajengwa

na nini na nani?

English
Oh, who will build the church now?
We’ll build it together!…

Kenya
7.6.7.6. and refrain
LAND OF REST

Words: Kenyan worship chorus; Eng. paraphrase S T Kimbrough, Jr., 1936– ; Sp. tr. John Glaser, 1961– ; Fr. tr. Larry Tyree, 1953–
Music: Kenyan worship chorus; transcribed Jorge Lockward, 1965–
Words and Music transcription © 2008 East Africa Annual Conference (admin. General Board of Global Ministries, GBGMusik)

A Community of Christ Sings resource
http://www.CofChrist.org/hymnal
 
**Due to copyright restrictions we are unable to post the entire song lyrics. Please refer to the song number listed in your Community of Christ Sings hymnal.

4 thoughts on “Sometimes We Struggle With … Church Life

  1. Love this, Erin! You brought some tears to my eyes. This is a much needed message that I believe all of our congregations need to hear. I personally love the noise that children bring to church. Their giggles, their squeals, and yes, even their tears. It is a reminder that our church is alive, that it has the potential to grow, but only if we nurture it.

  2. Linda Brenner says:

    I could be your grandmother, Erin,and, and I feel as you do. May our people catch the fire of the Holy Spirit where they live and move and express their being.

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