Mr. Christopher Tin: isn’t his “Baba Yetu” song (the Lord’s prayer in Swahili) sublime?

Bambi is grateful to the reader/friend who emailed her a grandiose song by Mr. Christopher Tin (featured in an earlier post shown below). In turn, with his permission, she is posting this musical masterpiece on this blog for your own pleasure.

For those of you who are not of Christian culture or faith, you may not know what is the Lord’s prayer. The latter was taught by Jesus to his disciples. It goes likes this in English: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

As for the Swahili language, according to Britannica (, it is “a Bantu language spoken either as a mother tongue or as a fluent second language on the east coast of Africa in an area extending from Lamu Island, Kenya, in the north to the southern border of Tanzania in the south (The languages form a subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family)”. Of note, Swahili is greatly influenced by the Arabic language (

Bearing the above in mind, along with Mr. Christopher Tin and the arrangement by Mr. Derek Machan, the song and video were made possible, thanks to several highly talented artists (as per the description of the YouTube video below). Bravo and thanks to all of them!

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