Songs from Nigeria

One of the joys of visiting Christians in other cultures is hearing their style of worship.  Whether a familiar tune with foreign words or voices or a new song reflecting their musical heritage, their music always reminds me of Revelation’s promise of a great multitude from every tongue, tribe and nation worshiping together in Heaven.

Here are five songs performed by the staff members of the ECWA Information and Computer Sciences Institute.  Some were recorded during their morning devotions, while others were part of the school’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

“Allelujah, Jehovah Reigns”

EICSI staff performed this brief song as they walked to the altar, where they sang “Our God is Able.”  It is the quietest recording but still audible.

“Amen, Amen”

This is a very popular hymn in Nigeria.

“Count Your Blessings”

As part of its anniversary celebration, EICSI held its first graduation ceremony, where staff, current and former graduates, and their families sang together of God’s blessings.

“My Helper”

“Our God is Able”

EICSI staff rehearsed all week to learn this song.  They performed it at ECWA headquarters during Sunday worship.

Many thanks to Justin Baker of Crosswinds Wesleyan Church for fixing my first attempts at audio recording.

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