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Misa Tariro 
Text and Translations

The traditional Greek and Latin text from the mass ordinary is printed first, followed by the corresponding Shona words interpolated by the composer.

Misa Tariro

I. Kyrie

Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison

Ishe, Ona Mambo
Todzungaira
Ishe ivai ne nyasha
Mwari ivai ne tsitsi
Baba ivai ne nyasha
Tirikuyaura, tinonamata,
Todzungaira
Oh Tinochema
Ishe ivai ne nyasha
Baba ivai ne nyasha
Mwari ivai ne nyasha

Mass of Hope

 

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy

Great leader, Behold great chief
We are wandering in darkness
Great Leader have mercy
God have compassion
Father have mercy
We are suffering, we are praying
We are wandering in darkness

Oh we are crying
Great Leader have mercy
Father have mercy
Christ have mercy

II. Gloria

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
     et in terra pax hominibus
     bone voluntatis.

Ngaarumbidzwe
Kudenga nepasi
Mwari Baba, Tinonamata
Rugare rawande panyika

 

Glory to God in the highest
and peace on earth to men

     of good will.

Let the Great Creator be praised
On heaven and on earth

God the Father, we are praying
Peace on earth

 

III. Sanctus and Benedictus

Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus
     Dominus Deus Sabaoth,
Pleni sunt coeli et terra
     gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit
     in nomine Domini.

Vatsvene
Vanoyera Vatsvene
Vayeri Vatsvene
Ishe Mwari wezvinhu zvose
Zame musika vanhu
Mudzimuwe

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord
God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are filled with
your glory.
Hosanna in the highest
Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord.

Holy One
Sacred Holy One
Sacred One
Creator of all things
Creator of all beings
Ancestors

 

IV. Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei
     qui tollis peccata mundi,
     misere nobis,
     dona nobis pacem.

Hwayana ya Mwari
Yakafira zvivi zvepanyika
Ivai netsitsi, ivai nenyasha
Tipei rugare
Vana vadiki ingirozi
Vana va Mwari
Vakasara vega panyika
Vaitirei Nyasha
Vapei Rugare
Vapei Tariro

 

Lamb of God
takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us,
grant us peace.

Lamb of God
The one who died for us
Grant us mercy
Grant us peace
Children are the angels of God
Children of God
Who were left alone
Grant them mercy
Grant them peace
Grant them hope

V. Tariro

Tariro yenyu Ishe wangu
Toite nayo
Vana vamakatipa
Tamirira tariro

 

Your hope (expectations), my Lord
What shall we do with it?
These children whom you gave to us.
We are waiting for hope.


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