Christian songs & Choruses (Nigerian Classics)

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This is a collection of christian songs that are really popular in Nigeria. Most of them are termed Praise & Worship and each song transitions into the other depending on the mood of the congregation/choir.

SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE

Shake shake shake, into the fire. The light of God is glowing in me. I know the Truth and it shall set me free, I’m gonna shake up/off the beast, And i will feel no harm, shake it up

(REPEAT CHORUS and add Voice Overlays)

Voice Overlay: I’m a K.K, K.K in the Lord. I’m a B.A, I will never go back to the world. I’m a K.K, since I repent(ed), I’m now Born-Again (born again), I’m a King’s own Kid).

It is raining, all around me, I can feel it, The latter rain, Ride on Jesus giving more reign, Until I’m blessed and I am soaked in the latter rain.

ETERNAL LIFE

Eternal Life, Eternal Life

I want to live in Eternal Life, God save my soul

I want to live in Eternal Life, God save my soul.

Oh my Savior, when You come to collect Your people, Remember me O Lord, Remember me O Lord

When You come to collect your people, Remember me O Lord, My God!

MY HANDS ARE FILLED

My hands are filled (echo)

With the blessings of the Lord (echo)

My hands are filled (echo)

With the blessings of the Lord (echo)

Everyone I touch (echo)

Everyone I touch (echo)

My hands are fill–ed, with the blessings of the Lord!

I WILL CALL UPON THE LORD (Added by Shalom Sun)

I will call upon the Lord
Who is worthy to be praised
I will magnify the lord
Who is worthy to be praised
So shall I be saved from my enemies

The Lord reigneth! Blessed be the Lord, let the rock of my salvation be exalted. (Repeat)

IN THE MORNING

In the morning early in the morning. In the morning I will rise and praise the Lord. (repeat)

BABA O SE!

I just want to say, Baba o, e se!!! I just want to say Baba o E se!

(Note: E se is pronounced Eh-shay)

ATAWALE (Contributed by Sardius)

Chorus: Atawale
Atawale, Achiya yesu watu, Atawale
(Repeat)

solo1: nawe ma mo ma, na wo we baba we, achiya yesu watu, atawale, ni me ni wo nko
nata tege chi so waku, achiya yesu wetu, atawale

chorus B: let Jesus reign(x2), our lord and saviour, let Jesus reign, (reign)
Solo 2: when you are tired in your soul, give your heart to him
let him reign, let Jesus reign, Telephone to him, and He will answer you, Let Him reign
Let Jesus reign
Chorus C: Afuka ye, afika ye, tori mulekele, Ami fuke, (repeat)
Vamp: Mole ka fuke, Leka Ye so fuke, (Repeat 4ce), Let him reign, let Jesus reign, Mole ka fuke, leka ye so fuke.

THANK YOU JESUS

We are saying thank you Jesus. Thank you my Lord. (Repeat.)

THE STEADFAST LOVE

For the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, (always) new every morning, Great is Thy faithfulness O Lord, Great is Thy faithfulness.

HOW EXCELLENT

How excellent is Your name O Lord! (twice). How excellent is Your Name (thrice) O Lord. How excellent is Your Name (thrice) O Lord.

LIFT JESUS HIGHER

Lift Jesus higher, higher, higher. Lift Him up for the world to see.

For He said if I be lifted up from the dead, I will draw all men unto Me.

HAVE YOUR WAY

Have your way Lord, have your way (Repeat Thrice).

Oh Lord, have your way.

WHO IS LIKE UNTO THEE O LORD

Who is like unto Thee O Lord (repeat). Of all the gods, who is like thee? (You are) Glorious in holiness and faithful in power, Always doing wonders Halleluia!

ALL THE WAY TO CALVARY

All the way to Calvary He went for me, He went for me, He went for me.

All the way to Calvary, He went for me, And now He’s set me free.

MAN OF GALILEE

I love that man of Galilee, He has done so very much for me! He has forgiven me all my sins and sent the holy ghost to me, I love that man of Galilee!

BECAUSE HE LIVES

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all my fear is gone. Because I know oo ooo, He holds my future. My life is worth living just, beacuse He lives.

He sent His son, they call him Jesus. He came to die, he died for me. He died and He-eee rose to bury my burden. The holy cross, is there to prove, that my Jesus lived.

CAST YOUR CARES

I cast all my cares upon you. I lay all of my burdens down at your feet. And anytime I don’t know, what to do, I will cast all my fears upon you.

ALL GLORY TO THE LORD

All glory glory glory to the Lord, (All glory).

All glory glory glory to the Lord, Alleluia.

Hosanna! Hosanna, Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Alleluia. Hosanna! Hosanna, Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Lord.

ALL OTHER GODS

All other Gods

They are the works of men

You are the only God

There is none like You.

IT IS RAINING ALL AROUND ME!

It is raining, all around me

I can feel it, the Latter rain

Ride on Jesus, giving more rain

Until I’m wet/blessed and I am soaked in the Latter rain!

TODAY I’LL LIFT UP MY VOICE

Today oooo, I will lift up my voice in praise (x2)

For I know, You are always there for me, Almighty God, You are my all in all, No matter what I face, when trouble/success comes my way, I will praise You Lord.

Merge into next song…

YOU ALONE ARE WORTHY LORD

You alone are worthy Lord, To be praised and adored (repeat)

You’ve been faithful Lord, You’ve been faithful Lord, From the ages past, That is why Your name (Olorun k’ola) is forever more.

Segway into Gbega song…

GBEGA GBEGA

Chorus: Gbega gbega o, e ba mi gbe Jesu ga o, Gbega

E ma ma ba mi gbe Jesu ga oh, Gbega! (Clapping)

(repeat and sing Chorus)

WHAT SHALL I SAY

What shall I say, unto the Lord. All I have to say is “Thank you, Lord”. What shall I say, unto the Lord. All I have to say is “Thank you, Lord”. Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord. All I have to say is “THANK YOU, LORD!”

WHO IS THE KING OF GLORY

Who is the King of glory? The Lord almighty in battle. Who is the king of glory? The Lord, God Almighty, in battle Selah. So lift up your heads O you gates (sound of drums!)  And be lifted up, in everlasting praise. That the king of glory may come in. The king of glory may come in.

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN

Our father, our father who art in heaven amen,

Hallowed be thy name!

OUR FATHER

Our father in heaven, we glorify Your name,

We bow down before Thee!

I’M GONNA PRAISE THE LORD

I’m gonna praise the Lord. The devil cannot stop me. I’m gonna praise the Lord, In every situation. In the wilderness, in the prison-yard  I’m gonna praise the Lord. For His faithfulness Alleluia. I’m gonna praise the Lord oo oood, For his faithfulness Alleluia. I’m gonna praise the Lord.

GREAT IS THE LORD

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. In the city of His love, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful in situation, is the joy of the whole world. east of Zion, south of the Nile and city of the great King-nng-nggg, east of Zion south of the Nile is the city of the great King.

You are the sound of my music,

You are the song that I sing,

You are the melody and You are the harmony, Praises be to the King.

You are King of Kings and you are the Lord of Lords, You are the song that i sing. Now i return to You, the song that You gave to me  You are the song that i sii-ii-ing

Now i return to You, the song that You gave to me, You are the song that i sing.

Repeat until satisfied then Transition to next song 

GREAT & MIGHTY IS THE LORD THY GOD

Great and Mighty is the Lord our/thy God, Great and mighty is He (Repeat) So lift up your banner of praise to the Lord. Great and mighty is He, Ohh great and mighty is the Lord thy God. Great and mighty is He!

I AM A WINNER

I am a Winner all the time. I am a success not a failure. I am a victor not a victim, I am the head and not the tail. I am a Winner all the time. I am a success not a failure. I am a victor not a victim, I am the head and not the tail.(He’s a winner-man!)  Jesus is a winner man Jesus is a winner man Jesus is a winner man. He’s a winner-man all the time. (He’s a winner man)

CHORUS: Winner-man a winner man, a winner man (thrice). He’s a winner man all the time!

GOD’S NOT DEAD

God’s not dead, He’s alive (Thrice), And I’m feeling Him all over me.

I feel him in my head, I feel him in my toes, I feel Him in my heart, I feel him in my limbs. I feel Him when I wake, I feel him when I sleep. I’m feeling Him all over me!

THE MOST HIGH

The Most High reigneth (thrice) in my heart today. The Most High reigneth (thrice) in my Life today.

EVERY LIVING SOUL

Every living soul (x2) praise the Lord. Every living soul (x2) praise the Lord. (Repeat and morph into next song)

MAGNIFY THE LORD

Magnify the Lord, Oohhh Magnify the Lord, The Lord is able! (Repeat)

HOW EXCELLENT IS YOUR LOVING KINDNESS

How excellent, how excellent, is Thy loving kindness. Is Thy loving kindness, O Lord.

BE MAGNIFIED

Be magnified O Lord, You are highly exalted,
And there is nothing you can’t do,
O Lord my eyes are on You, be magnified, Oh oh Lord be magnified.

EL-SHADDAI

El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai, Elohim and Adonai,

Age to age You’re still the same,

By the power of Your name,

El-Shaddai El-Shaddai,

Elohim and Adonai,

I will praise and lift you high,

El-Shaddai.

NFCS SONG

NFCS Nigeria Federation of Catholic Students is living the faith. We are the hope of our faith to blossom the drums of the church. Hail NFCS, with the strength of our youths we will move our faith forward and defend it whatever be the case…. Chorus: When the roll is called on the last day a joyful song we raise (x2)….

Hail NFCS! Let’s spread the good news of the kingdom to all people on earth thru NFCS and join hands with groups of like minds to evangelize the world thru NFCS. Let the message be brought to every living soul by the life that we live as students……

AKA AKA YA

Aka Jehovah n’eme mma,
Olu ebube ya,
Ke Na-eruari nebe m no,
Isi ike ndu,
Ke na-adighi ata’ta,
Aka aka ya,
Aka Jehovah neme nma.

OBI NA-ASO M RIKPO (Igbo language)

CHORUS: Obi na-aso m rikpo (twice) Mma mma Chineke n’eme mu kori-kori mara-mara. Ekene Chineke n’eju obi mu o.

1. I nee anya n’ihu m NGOZI! I nee anya n’azu mu, NGOZI! Ngozi ngozi, ekene Chineke na-eju obi mu oo, ewoo. Mma mma Chineke n’eme mu kori-kori.

Repeat Chorus.

MMIRI MARA M (Igbo language)

Mmiri mara m, ebe m na-eso Jesuu. Anwu chara m, ebe m na-eso Jesuuu.

Mmiri mara m, o mara m ma na owutero m! Ebe m na-eso Jesuu, Jesu chelu mu o, aghakwana m. Jesu chelu mu o , aghakwana m.

ECHEFULA CHINEKE KERE GI (Igbo language)

Mgbe i na-eri (sha sha),  mgbe i na-anu ( gwo gwo), echefuna Chineke kere gi. I ga niru bu ndu, i la-achi azu bu onwu (twice) echefula Chineke kere gi.

KA ANYI WERE IKU AKA TOBE JEHOVAH (Igbo language)

KA ANYI WERE IKU AKA TOBE JEHOVAH eee! Were iku aka to be Jehovah eee! To be ya, eee, o na-eme mma! Eeee. O na-agwoo oya oo, Mma mma ya ga-adighide ebighi ebi!

Ihe nile m nwere n’uwa di gi na aka (Repeat), Olu m di gi na aka, Ndi be m di gi na aka, Ebe m nwere Enyi/Eze Jesus, onye ka m ga-atu egwu ozo?

TRANSLATION: Everything I have in this world is in Your hands, My work is in Your hands, My family is in Your hands. Since I have Jesus as my Friend/King, whom shall I fear?

(You can also substitute words most pressing on your mind eg. you can say Ego m (my money) di gi na aka, Di m/nwunye m (my husband/wife), etc.

A GA M EBULU ALLELUIA

A ga m ebulu Alleluia ebulu, Para Alleluia apara, apara Alleluia, bulu Alleluia, bugara Chineke Nna. Ihe ahu omere, onu m apughi ikwu!

AMARA YA (Igbo language)

Amara Ya, baara uba n’ebe m no (Repeat)

Amara Chukwu, baara uba n’ebe m no. (Repeat).

AMARA YA. (New version)

Ihe nile baa nyere mu na emetu chukwu na obi !! Echiche udo ! Ogaa niru ka o chere mu ooo , ogaghi ekwee ka echichi ndi iro meezue, amara chineke o bara uba na ebe mu nooo!!

ATUKWASARA M GI OBI

CHORUS: Atukwasara m gi obi, Chineke. Atukwasara m gi obi, oge nile.

1) Lee m anya, lee m anya na mkpuru obi m. (Chorus)

2) Oge m no na grasia gi, O Chineke. (Chorus)

3) Oge nile atukwasara m gi obi.

OKWESIRI

Okwesiri Nwanne m okwesiri, okwesiri Ka anyi nye ya,

Ekene oma! (Repeat)

Nye ya Ekene oma, Nye ya Ekene oma. (Intersperse with lots of clapping)

CHINEKE NKE IGWE (Igbo language)

Chineke nke igwe, I gbaputara m. Mgbe mu onwe m no na nsogbu, A ga m enye gi ekele. Ekele oma ka m ga enye gi. Otitoo oma ka m ga-enye gi. Abu ndi nso ka m ga-abuuuuu. I di ngozi na I di ukwuuuu. Gbaghara m ooo Chineke, ka m ketoke n’ime gi.

Chorus: Okwa gi? Okwa Gi si na i ga-eburu m ibu a? O kwa Gi siii na I ga-abu nke mu oo. A no m n’iru gi. Ka m ket’oke n’ime Gi.

BIA NU LEE

Bianu lee ya, bianu leehhh (Repeat once). Bianu leh Onye o bu na-eme mma, Bianu leh Onye o bu na-eme mma.

{Repeat as many times as desired}

Come and see o, Come and see (Repeat once). Come and see what the Lord has done, Come and see what the Lord has done.

{Repeat as many times as desired}

UMUAKA KWESIRI I MA

Umuaka kwesiri I ma (Echo: Umuaka kwesiri I ma).

{Repeat 3 times}

Onye Jesus bu!

Children are supposed to know (Echo: Children are supposed to know).

{Repeat 2 more times}

Who Jesus is!

KENE OLISA

A ga m e ji gini kene Olisa? A ga m e ji gini kene Nna m o? A ga m e ji gini kene Chineke, Onye kere uwa. Onye obi oma. Oseburuwa CHUKWU. Chukwuuuuu, O kaa ka!

A ga m e ji gini kene Olisa? A ga m e ji gini kene Nna m o? A ga m e ji gini kene Chineke, Onye bi n’igwe. Onye obi oma. Oseburuwa CHUKWU. Chukwuuuuu, O kaa ka!

Igbo Catholic Mass verses

O CHUKWU BIKO NARA AJA (Sung during Consecration)

A) O Chukwu biko Nara aja biko, Biko nara aja,

O Chukwu biko Nara aja biko. Nara aja, O Chukwu Gozie anyi. 🙏🏽

B) Gi bu Chukwu, Gi kere mmadu nile, Gi bu ugbo ndu fa.

C) A ga m ekuni jekwube Nna m, A ga m ekuni jekwube Nna m,

A ga m asi ya na-emeghewo m megida Nna,

A ga m asi ya ya gbaghara m njo m nile.

D) NARA AJA ANYI

Anyi ayoo Gi, Nara aja anyi, Ezi Chukwu (twice), Na ba ta ya, Were ya, Gozie ya, mekwaa ya Nna Ka o di mma, Kwesii n’i ga anara ya.