Monday, December 15, 2014

Simeo Ondeto: The Eternal Lord of Legion Maria



In 1991, when Baba Simeo Ondeto was in the house of Raphael Onyango, he taught Legio Maria faithful saying: “In Legion Maria church of African mission, I am the only groom. I am the only man. Who among you can stand up and claim to have brought Legion Maria. This mission was led by me and Mama Maria alone. I am the only groom and all of you are my brides. I have heard some of you say they want to bring progress to Legion Maria. What progress? Where is that broken part of our mission you want to fix? If there is any place to fix, then let you fix it so I can see what you can do.”

Lessons from Simeo’s Teaching

A.      Background to the teaching: This teaching is one of the last that Baba Simeo gave before his departure in September of 1991. In the teaching, he is hinting at what is about to cause his death. Some of the top leaders of Legion Maria are interested in changing various aspects of the faith. Some of them desire the church’s leadership. Some desire the papacy. But they cannot have their way as long as Simeo is alive in the flesh. Yes, he will still speak to Legion Maria members through the spirit when he is gone, but his presence in the flesh is a real hindrance. He will rebuke them if they do what they desire.

The previous year 1989, while Simeo was in Nyalenda, Kisumu, he had been pushed to name his successors. He named Atila Timotheo as the first pope; Chiaji Lawrence as the second Pope. Owino Peter Wilson Obimbo as Third Pope, but then added that the place of Owino would be taken by Rafael Titus Adika because Owino would stubborn as soon as he is gone. Therefore, the year 1991 was very decisive. He had arranged for the church’s leadership the previous year. And the top leaders where now interested in leadership, not his presence with them. Indeed, when he was poisoned in Manyatta, some of cardinals of Legion Maria knew and were part of the scheme.

B.      Lesson One: Simeo is the eternal Lord of Legion Maria

All followers of Simeo must submit to him just as a bride to a groom. Therefore, regardless of the position that someone holds in Legion Maria, he must submit to Simeo Ondeto. The pope is just a bride. He must listen and obey to the teachings of Simeo Ondeto forever. He cannot come up with his own teachings. The Cardinal is a bride just as the bishop. As they lead the flock, they must only do so according to the teachings and will of Simeo Ondeto. The priests and deacons, the nuns and teachers, church administrators, brothers and sisters, must all submit to Simeo Ondeto. He is the only man.

C.      Lesson Two: Any person who attempts to make changes in Legion Maria will fail if he departs from Simeo’s will

Simeo Ondeto is the son of God. He reigns over all. He is omnipotent and controls Legion Maria. Therefore, whoever sidesteps him and thinks he can introduce changes to anything in Legion Maria cannot succeed. Whether he is a pope or a priest, if any man attempts to introduce the wisdom of men in Legion Maria with a view to making the movement more appealing and progressive, he will fail. All progress in Legion Maria must be controlled and willed by Simeo Ondeto for them to occur.

D.      Lesson Three: God’s Time is the best Time

As humans, we can be quite impatient. We really do not want to wait. We rush to do things with the hope that we can improve our lives and bring progress in our ways. Yet, the more we rush things up, the more we bring destruction. Simeo Ondeto observed the impatience of church leaders with the speed of growth and development of the church. He observed that some of the leaders were interested in making quick changes. Some were bent on rising to positions of leadership quite first. Yet, he cautioned them that in their haste, he will not go with them. He will simply stand aside and watch how they try to fix Legion Maria. 

True to his words, these leaders did not fix anything Legion Maria as soon as Simeo Ondeto departed. Court battles for leadership, reduced frequency of prayers, decreased conversion rates, baffling sicknesses to many cardinals (even subsequent popes), and sudden deaths of church leaders followed. In fact, those who have tried to fix Legion Maria have all ended in trouble.

How Did Simeo Ondeto Die: A Story of Betrayal



Betrayal is agonizing. It is sad when your trusted men and women turn against you and plot your demise. Yet, it is through betrayal that Simeo Ondeto reached his earthly life’s sunset. And it was on a dark and sad evening at St. Peter’s Manyatta Church in Kisumu where his betrayers hatched and implemented their nasty and cruel act.

The killers of Simeo Ondeto were not strangers to him. They were his disciples. They were his bishops and cardinals. They were his maidservants who prepared his food daily. They were his prophets. They were people who lived comfortably under the care and umbrella of Simeo Ondeto. They received so many gifts and so much money from those who visited Simeo Ondeto regularly. And so they thought that ascending to the church’s leadership would allow them to get more gifts and more money.

Several Attempts on His Life

The teacher of righteousness was always a hindrance to the desires of the lovers of money and women. He rebuked prophets, priests, bishops and cardinals often. They could not do wrong and have their way as long as he was with them in the flesh. Therefore, they made attempts to kill him.

For instance, at Nyapiedho, his servants were given money to poison his food. So his food was poisoned at Nyapiedho, he ate it and did not die. When the Nyapiedho poisoning failed to kill him, a second attempt was hatched at Jerusalem Amoyo. This time, he was injected with poisonous drugs while he was asleep. This attempt was made by Cardinal Muga and Aloice Olal. Romanus On’gombe’s name was also dragged into this poisoning plan, but Baba Simeo knew the planners and stated that On’gombe was never involved. Simeo’s whole body was swollen and it was through the help of Alexus Ogola, son of Agano, that he received immediate medical attention and survived.  Many other attempts were made, but he did not die.

Simeo Speaks About His Imminent Betrayal and Death: Nyalenda Kisumu 14/10/1989

Simeo taught in Nyalenda and said: “Even if I die in Jerusalem, or if I die in Manyatta, my body should be taken quickly to Calvary and buried. The hosts of heaven have finally signed and agreed that I depart and return to heaven. Only Mama Maria has not signed. She has insisted that I be given a short while. Next year (1990) will not be a bad year, but the year after (1991) will most likely not pass for me. This is why I have told all of you this. As you all know; when a father is close to his death, he must call his sons and divide his wealth accordingly. I have to do the same because I have come to that point when my time is up.”




“My spirit is already weakened and my body is aching. Yes, I will stride on for a short while and overcome the many attempts that are made on my life. But I must state that I am living on borrowed time now. Rafael Onyango, help my children when I am gone. Give them soap when they are in need and I will bless you. Alfred Okiya, I leave these orphans in your hands. But most importantly, Arch Bishop, please take good care of my orphans. Do not let them suffer after I depart. Even if they are living with Ahenda, make sure to visit them and provide for them. My servants, orphans and widows, you must now prepare for tough times ahead. I know many of you are happy when I am around because I provide for them. Now, all that is going to change and you will suffer horribly.”

 “My great home of Jerusalem will be deserted and my children will scatter and wander in far places. Some of my children will seek for work in the bars. Some will become sex workers. But woe to that church where I shall die! It will be visited by terrible problems, and its congregation shall endlessly fight amongst themselves. It will not have peace and its leaders shall engage in endless politics and rivalries. I am speaking and some of you are making noise. But Truly I say to you that you will suffer. Some of you will turn into thieves. And my orphans and widows will not get anyone to listen to them. All these things will come to pass because your church leaders have decided to ignore my teachings and to follow their own ways.”

From 1989 to 1991

Simeo Melkio knew his time was up. So he frequently spoke to his followers about his imminent betrayal and death, reminding them to remain steadfast in the faith even after he is gone.

Often, he told them:
 “I am tired. I want to return to heaven.”
“I feel it is time to depart. I have offered you all that I brought.”
“My time is up. All the hosts of heaven have assented to it except Mary.”

In August 1991 at St. John Kodero church in Kisumu he told those close to him:
“I will leave for Jerusalem abruptly. So many will not notice my departure and will be left behind.”

Speaking to Peter Sewe and Benedict Keya at St. John Kodero that August 1991 he said:
“My departure to Jerusalem will be abrupt. It will be hardly noticed.”

During the entire feast at St John Church, Kodero, the weight and anxiety of his imminent death had got into him. He looked tired. And even when going out to teach, he would board his car to cover the short distance.

The Last Days

After the feast at St. John Church, Kodero had ended, Simeo Melkio made his last tour of the churches in Kisumu and Siaya. He left Kodero for Barding in Alego. On his way, he visited the home of one his followers at Ka-Achok, then spent some time at Tiengre Legion Maria church.

When he arrived in Barding, he prayed saying:
“Oh you dreadful wolf. You have left your dark abyss to strike. You have killed the shepherd and scattered the sheep!”

His prayers were atypically mournful. He even pleaded with Virgin Mary for strength. His body was weak and he would use his car to move around, particularly when going out to teach.

On Sunday, September 1, 1991, he delivered only one sermon. This was contrary to his norm of delivering two sermons every Sunday. But he also did not bless the faithful, delegating that task to Lawrence Chiaji.

On Monday, September 2, 1991, he travelled back to Kisumu, arriving at St. Peter Manyatta at night. Upon arriving, he moved into the house of Siprosa (one of his maidservants) and prayed. After the prayer, he went to the house of another maidservant, Justina Agano.

The Dark Night: September 2, 1991

It was in the house of Justina Agano where the dark art took place. It was in there where Baba Simeo was poisoned with a strong blend of Sulfuric acid and rat poison. The scene was terrible and dark. The hour had come and the Lord could now not ask for the cup of poison to be taken away. He had to drink it and give up his ghost to his father in heaven.

That night, almost every person who was in Manyatta church knew the plan. Even Dalmas Oyier knew the plan. It was all in the atmosphere. The air was loaded with his death chants. They knew they were betraying their Lord, but they felt no shame. They had waited for their time to do it and they were now sure the plan could not fail because each one of them had nodded to it. The devil was now having his way in the hearts of the closest companions of the son of God. And in heaven, the saints and angels looked down at the African shamelessness.

When Simeo went to the house of Justina Agano, the scene was already set. Elizabeth Ndire had already prepared the food and made sure that the dose of poison in the food was enough to kill as quickly as possible. Dalmas Oyier was the Judas of the night; he made sure that Baba Simeo ate the food. Every second that passed as Baba Simeo hesitated to eat the food, Oyier pressed him to eat.

And Baba Simeo asked Oyier three times saying: “Oyier, should I eat it?” and Oyier consented to his impending death saying: “Lord, eat the food!” And he asked again: “Oyier, is this food okay? “Yes, it is good,” Oyier replied. And a third time he asked: “Oyier, are you sure this food is okay?” And the third time Oyier confirmed saying: “Lord, I know it is okay.” It took Baba Simeo time to finally decide that enough was enough. And he decided to die as was the wish of those around him. He decided to eat the poisoned food.

As Baba Simeo ate the food, Dalmas Oyier communicated the message to Elizabeth Ndire, Chiaji Lawrence and other master planners of the dark act. They rejoiced at their likely success. They felt no shame. They were demon possessed. They all were now calling Simeo just a man who should die and give way for others to lead Legion Maria church. In fact, the female servants of Baba Simeo rejoiced the more. They thought the death of Baba Simeo was going to be the best thing ever to happen to their lives. So, each of them present, picked food particles and threw at Baba Simeo saying: “If he is God he should eat the food and survive. If he does not survive, he is just a man. Let us see if he survives the poison.”

 “Baba, eat your food!” the female servants scorned Him. This annoyed Leonardus Tibi Jaramula. And Tibi rebuked the women saying: “Have you forgotten that Baba Simeo is God? Why are you addressing him like that?” But Baba Simeo stopped Tibi’s reaction saying: “Tibi, do not bother yourself to defend me. My time of departure has come. The devil is celebrating and his agents are jubilant. Bother not about what you are witnessing.”

The After-Effects of the Poisoning

When Simeo Melkio had eaten the food, his stomach ached badly. He took quick leave to sleep. But the female servants did not care. Their plan was now bound to succeed. Their wait had been long, but finally they were about to remove Simeo Ondeto out of their way. He had been a hindrance to their ambitions and now things looked good for them.

On September 3, 1991, he woke up severely ill and complaining of his stomach.  The faithful were asked to pray. This had been a routine whenever Baba Simeo was ill because prayer made him well. Masses and rosaries were done that day with hope that Simeo would once again overcome this attempt on his life.

On 4th September, there was tentative hope. Simeo came out of his bed, sat in the sitting room and conversed with people. He looked well, almost as if he had overcome the poison. But when he was called to eat, he made a scary gesture, knowing this was the last time he was speaking to the people.

He said: “Goodbye, I am going to eat!”
With these words, he left the people wondering why he was saying this to them. But true to his word, this was the last time he sat down and spoke.

On September 5, 1991, Simeo was critical.  Blood oozed from his nose and he struggled to breathe. And by evening, he was dead. He finally died a painful death, betrayed by his companions. They killed to have the money and the women. They betrayed the Lord because he stood between them and power.

The Pity of Oria Nyagoya

As Baba Simeo suffered and vomited, Oria Nyagoya Jasomali felt great pity for his Lord. He rushed around to find a solution but to not avail. Helpless and in tears, he knelt next to the dying Lord and helplessly cleared the blood. Oria Nyagoya remembered how Simeo Ondeto had saved his life. Born in Alego, Oria had moved to Kisumu to find work. And while in Kisumu and faced with joblessness, he had turned into a thug who robbed people of their wealth without shame. But when he met Baba Simeo, he was saved and he became a child of God. Then, after his conversion, he worked tirelessly to establish St. Peter Manyatta church. So as his savior and God vomited blood and finally gave up his spirit, Oria boiled with pain and anguish.

The Journey to Jerusalem

When Simeo died, many followers in St. Peter’s Manyatta did not believe. In fact, even his betrayers thought he was just going to wake up. After all, he had previously been poisoned, died and woke up. So debate ensued, with some saying he would wake up while others saying this time it would not happen. Those who were hopeful he would rise again opted to pray relentlessly.

But as the night wore on, it was decided that he should be taken quickly to Jerusalem Amoyo. So at around 9:00 p.m. Simeo was vested in his white robe and placed in his KAA 023W Trooper.  In the vehicle for the journey to Jerusalem were Paul Kitili (driver), Lawrence Chiaji (Cardinal Dean), Siprosa, Elizabeth Ndire, Peter Sewe, Oyier, Opile, Keya and Mbalu. Chiaji sat in front (carrying a little girl called Rael) with the driver while Siprosa and Elizabeth were to the left and right of Baba’s body in the middle. The rest sat on the back seat. Opile was the usual driver of the Trooper but did not drive that night because of poor night vision. A second car, Peugeot 205 accompanied the Trooper. It was driven by Maurice Koteke and carried Lucia (Manuel’s sister), Odira, Priska and Maurice Akello.

The Trooper was fuelled at Kwega Filling Station in Kisumu and then it took off to Nyamasaria with those on board singing somberly. Baba Simeo was seated upright, but his head drooped slightly. The car was driven to Rabuor so Siprosa could inform her family of what had happened, then Homabay route was taken. The body arrived in Migori past midnight where the car stopped at the church to notify the bishop of what had happened before stopping next at a filling station near Girango to refuel. Blood was still oozing from Simeo’s nose. Since Pope Timothy Atila was at Calvary, the entourage stopped at Masara to notify Fr.  Ochieng Sireto so he could pass the information to the Pope. Then they took Kadem rough road to Jerusalem.


The arrival of Simeo was usually a big event signaled by heavy hooting and loud joyous noises. But on this occasion the driver did not hoot and opted to arrive quietly. Still, people came rushing to welcome their lord with shouts of “Baba has come.” The car stopped by Baba’s house and Cardinal Alexius Ogola was quickly briefed by Chiaji Lawrence of what had happened. Simeo’s body was then placed in his guest house for easy viewing.

So as the crowd swell around Baba’s house in confusion, Alexius stood up and spoke to them saying:
“This is how Baba Simeo looked when he came to Jerusalem from Nazareth. It is our faithful prayers that raised him. So, I plead with all of you to pray for him. He will be well.” 

Shock and Confusion

The death of Baba Simeo was a big shock to Legion Maria faithful. Many who were not aware of the political undercurrents in the church were completely taken by surprise by the sudden poisoning and death of their Lord. Churches across Kenya and beyond received the message with heavy and wilted hearts. 

When it was finally settled that the body had to be buried,  a coffin was purchased, but the body had swollen to the extent that it could not fit in. Therefore, ropes were bought, rolled around the coffin and pulled in order to force the body to fit in. Arch-Bishop Simbiti brought a physician to preserve the body, but on arriving at the gate, the physician was met by Simeo Ondeto in spirit. Meeting Baba Simeo Ondeto by the gate, the physician turned back and refused to undertake the preservation. So the body was never preserved.

At Jerusalem, trouble began when a meeting was called to deliberate Baba Simeo’s burial plans. Already Simeo had arranged for his burial at Calvary Hill and the grave was already prepared. But the people of Jerusalem together with the clan of Kadem felt that Simeo had lived among them for years and was now one of them. Therefore, they felt his body should have been buried at Jerusalem, and not Calvary.

 To resolve the issue, the serving pope Atila Timotheo ruled that the burial had to take place at Calvary as Simeo had wished. But in response, the people of Kadem made a grave and hurriedly buried the body. Then, they guarded the grave so fiercely in order to prevent anyone from exhuming it. But Timotheo Atila reported to the police and a lorry of policemen was sent to exhume the body and guard it until it was buried at Calvary.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Legio Maria Songs: Praising God, Praising Simeo Ondeto


A. HOLY DOVE FROM HEAVEN (AKURU MALER)
1.         A holy dove, from heaven, reveals that Jesus has come again,
A holy dove, from heaven, reveals that Jesus has come again.

             (Akuru maler, oa e polo, manyisowa ni Yesu oseduogo,
              Akuru maler, oa e polo, manyisowa ni Yesu oseduogo.)

Chorus:
           A holy dove, from heaven, reveals that Jesus has come again,
           A holy dove, from heaven, reveals that Jesus has come again.

          (Akuru maler, oa e polo, manyisowa ni Yesu oseduogo,
          Akuru maler, oa e polo, manyisowa ni Yesu oseduogo.)
2.      Holy Spirit, from heaven, reveals that Jesus has come again,
 Holy Spirit, from heaven, reveals that Jesus has come again.
3.      Saints and angels, from heaven, reveal that Jesus has come again,
Saints and angels, from heaven, reveal that Jesus has come again.
4.      Abraham and Joseph, from heaven, reveal that Jesus has come again,
Abraham and Joseph, from heaven, reveal that Jesus has come again.
5.      Juliana and Agatha, from heaven, reveal that Jesus has come again,
Juliana and Agatha, from heaven, reveal that Jesus has come again.
6.      Mama Maria, builds a home, Jesus Christ has come again,
Mama Maria, builds a home, Jesus Christ has come again.
7.       At Calvary, we assemble, to celebrate, his return,
At Calvary, we assemble, to celebrate, his return.
8.      Epheso Nzoia, we assemble, to celebrate, his return,
Epheso Nzoia, we assemble, to celebrate, his return.
9.      At Kodero, we assemble, to celebrate, his return,
At Kodero, we assemble, to celebrate, his return.
10.    Jerusalem Amoyo, we assemble, to celebrate, his return,
Jerusalem Amoyo, we assemble, to celebrate, his return.
11.       At Nazareth, we assemble, to celebrate, his return,
At Nazareth, we assemble, to celebrate, his return.
12.    Atila Timotheo, leads in faith, Jesus Christ has come again,
Atila Timotheo, leads in faith, Jesus Christ has come again.
13.    Chiaji Lawrence, leads in faith, Jesus Christ has come again,
Chiaji Lawrence, leads in faith, Jesus Christ has come again.
14.    Rafael Adika, leads in faith, Jesus Christ has come again,
Rafael Adika, leads in faith, Jesus Christ has come again.
15.    Rafael Abala, leads in prayer, Jesus Christ has come again,
Rafael Abala, leads in prayer, Jesus Christ has come again.
16.    Romanus On’gombe, leads in prayer, Jesus Christ has come again,
Romanus On’gombe, leads in prayer, Jesus Christ has come again.
17.     I beseech you lord, fill my heart, lead me away from evil,
I beseech you lord, fill my heart, lead me away from evil.
B. LEGION LEGION, WIN SOULS, LEGION
    (Lejo Lejo, Lejo omwomore)
1.         Legion, Legion
Chorus: Win souls, Legion.
2.      Legion of Simeo
Chorus: Win souls, Legion.
3.      Legion of Maria
4.      Legion of Glory
5.      Legion heal the ailing
6.      Win over your enemies
7.       And those who insult you
8.      Who call Simeo, just a man
9.      And win over the poor
10.    Legion spread the Gospel
11.       The Gospel of Simeo
12.    And preach Peace, everywhere
13.    In Legion, there are no tribes
14.    And there is, no race
15.    Everyone, belong to God
16.    Everyone, to one heaven




C. LAMB OF GOD (AGNUS DEI)

1. Lamb of God, Lamb of God, Lamb of God
 Chorus: Lord of Glory
(Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei)
(Chorus: Kyrie Gloria).
2. Lamb of God
Chorus: Lord of Glory
3. Simeo Melkio
Chorus: Lord of Glory
4. Santa Maria
Chorus: Lord of Glory
5. Glory, Glory
Chorus: Lord of Glory
6. Saint Catherine
Chorus: Glory, Glory
7. Saint Agatha
Chorus: Glory, Glory
8. Joseph Glory



D. GLORY, TO MARY CONSOLER (OYAWORE MARIA MAJAHOYO)

Glory to Mary consoler who revealed Catena, hidden from us
 Chorus: Glory to Mary consoler who revealed Catena, hidden from us.

(Oyawore, Maria majahoyo, mogolo Katena gima yande opandi)
(Chorus: Oyawore, Maria majahoyo, mogolo Katena gima yande opandi)

1.       Glory to Mary consoler who revealed Catena, hidden from us
2.      Glory to Mary consoler who revealed Rosary, hidden from us
3.       Glory to Mary consoler who revealed Presidium, hidden from us
4.      Glory to Mary consoler who appointed priests, to work for us
5.       Glory to Mary consoler who appointed nuns, to work for us
6.      Glory to Mary consoler who appointed deacons, to work for us





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E. GLORY, GLORY, GLORY, SIMEO GLORY

1. Glory, Glory, Glory, Simeo Glory.
 Chorus: Glory, Glory, Glory, Simeo Glory
(Oyawore, Oyawore, Oyawore, Simeo Oyawore)
(Chorus: Oyawore, Oyawore, Oyawore, Simeo Oyawore).
2. Glory, Glory, Glory, Maria Glory
3. Glory, Glory, Glory, Holy Angels Glory
4. Glory, Glory, Glory, Holy Saints Glory
5. Glory, Glory, Glory, Silita Glory
7. Glory, Glory, Glory, Kiptoria Glory
8. Glory, Glory, Glory, Kiblongoria Glory
9. Glory, Glory, Glory, Field of Sheep Glory
10. Glory, Glory, Glory, Ararat Glory
11. Glory, Glory, Glory, Michael Glory
12. Glory, Glory, Glory, George William Glory










F. GLORY BY FAITH (KISEYIE NIDONJI)


1. Glory by faith, glory by faith
  Brief Chorus: Glory
On the way to heaven, glory by faith

Full Chorus:
Glory by faith, glory by faith
  Brief Chorus: Glory
On the way to heaven, glory by faith

(Kiseyie nidonji, kiseyie nidonji
Brief chorus: kawuoro
Aluwo yo madhi e polo, kiseyie nidonji)

2. Simeo, our Judge; Simeo, our Judge,
 On the way to heaven, Simeo, our judge
3. Angels, to lead us; Angels to lead us,
On the way to heaven, angels to lead us
4. Holy Saints, to meet us; holy saints to meet us,
On the way heaven, holy saints to meet us
5. Simeo, to crown us; Simeo to crown us,
On the way to heaven Simeo to crown us
6. Our deeds, to follow us; our deeds to follow us,
On the way to heaven, our deeds to follow us











G. HE HAS COME (NENITIE)

1. He has come
 Brief chorus: again
Jesus, has come
Longer Chorus: Again, to us.

(Ruoth Oduogo
Brief Chorus: Ndalo
Obiro limo joge
Longer chorus: Ndalo manyien)
1.       He has come (short chorus: again); Jesus has come (long chorus: again to us)
2.      The second Christ (short chorus: again); Jesus has come (long chorus: again to us)
3.       In Africa (short chorus: again); Jesus has come (long chorus: again to us)
4.      The lord returns; returns to his own
5.       Kabaru Suna; Jesus was revealed
6.      At Calvary; Maria made a home
7.       Legion we assemble; Jesus has returned
8.      We worship with joy; Jesus has returned
9.      We wear our robes; Jesus has returned
10.     We pray with Catena; Jesus has returned
11.     We pray with rosary; Jesus has returned
12.     He has come (long chorus: again Jesus has come, again)
13.     Abruptly, Baraza starts a battle
14.     Baraza Odenge, Baraza Chief of Suna
15.     Baraza claims; that Simeo is a spoiler
16.     Spoiler of homes, and spoiler of their culture
17.     Baraza claims; that Simeo is a snatcher
18.     Snatcher of women; and snatcher of children
19.     Snatcher of sons; and snatcher of daughters
20.    We bother to ask; Simeo, snatcher of who?
21.     We bother to ask; Simeo, spoiler of what?
22.    Even barren women; with their wicked claims
23.    Even drunkards; made those wicked claims
24.    Even witches; made those wicked claims
25.    He has come (long chorus: again Jesus has come, again)
26.    At Calvary, trouble did begin
27.    Late in the night; Simeo was arrested
28.    Migori prison; Simeo was detained
29.    Homabay prison; Simeo was detained
30.    Homabay court; Simeo was arraigned
31.     We stood with him; Simeo is our Lord
32.    We visited him; Simeo is our God
33.     He was flogged; Simeo was flogged
34.    He was dragged; Simeo was dragged
35.     ii.       He was slapped; Simeo was slapped
36.    He was mocked; Simeo was mocked
37.     He suffered great pain; Simeo Suffered for us
38.    Nzoia Ephesus; Simeo was arrested
39.    Court Kisumu, Simeo was arraigned
40.    Prison Kodiaga, Simeo was detained
41.     At the end, Simeo was released
42.    We sing with joy; Simeo has prevailed
43.    We sing with joy; the lord has prevailed
44.    He has come (long chorus: again Jesus has come, again)


1. Salive, Maria Salive,
   Brief chorus: Mama
   Salive, Salive, Salive Maria

Chorus: Salive, Maria Salive,
   Brief chorus: Mama
   Salive, Salive, Salive Maria

2. We sing Ave, Maria, we sing Ave,
    c. Mama
   We sing Ave, we sing Ave, we sing Ave, Maria.
3. We praise you, Maria, we praise you,
   c. Mama
  We praise you, we praise, we praise you Maria.
4. Without you, Maria, without you,
Without you, without you, without you we backslide.
5. Bless us, Maria, bless us,
Bless us, bless us, bless us Maria.
6. We venerate, Maria, we venerate,
We venerate, we venerate, we venerate Maria.
7. Regina, Maria, Regina,
Regina, Regina, Regina Maria.
8. Crown us, Maria, Crown us,
Crown us, Crown us, Crown Maria.
9. Farewell, Maria, Farewell,
Farewell, Farewell, Farewell Maria.














I.                                                  MARIA, BE WITH US (MARIA PINY LICHNWA)

1.         Maria, be with us,
Brief chorus: Eeh, Maria
Be with us, Maria Regina, be with us.

 Chorus: Maria, be with us,
Brief chorus: Eeh, Maria
Be with us, Maria Regina, be with us.

(Maria, piny lichnwa,
c.  Eeh Maria
Piny lichnwa, Maria Regina, piny lichnwa)
2.      Maria, you guide us,
You guide us, Maria Regina, you guide us.
3.      Maria, protect us,
Protect us, Maria Regina, protect us
4.      Maria, we praise you,
We praise you, Maria Regina, we praise you.
5.      Maria, be our shield,
Be our shield, Maria Regina, be our shield.
6.      Maria, you heal us,
You heal us, Maria Regina, you heal us.
7.       Maria, you bless us,
You bless us, Maria Regina, you bless us.
8.       Maria, you are holy; you are holy, Maria Regina, you are holy
9.     Maria our Lady; our Lady, Maria Regina, our Lady










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J. OUR HOME, VISIBLE (DALA NENO)

1. Our home, visible; our home, visible, our home, visible.
Chorus: Our home, visible; our home, visible; our home, visible.

(Dala aneno kaneno; Dala aneno kaneno, Dala aneno kanenona)
(Chorus: Dala aneno kaneno; Dala aneno kaneno, Dala aneno kanenona)

2. Our home, up the hill; our home, up the hill; our home, up the hill.
3. Calvary, our home; Calvary, our home; Calvary, our home.
4. Jerusalem, our home; Jerusalem, our home; Jerusalem, our home.
5. Kwoyo Kodero, our home; Kwoyo Kodero, our home; Kwoyo Kodero, our home
6. Nzoia Epheso, our home; Nzoia Epheso, our home; Nzoia Epheso, our home
7. Simeo Baba, calling us; Simeo Baba, calling us; Simeo Baba, calling us
8. Maria Mama, calling us; Maria Mama, calling us; Maria Mama, calling us
9. Holy Saints, leading us; Holy Saints, leading us; Holy Saints, leading us
10. Holy angels, leading us; Holy angels, leading us; Holy angels, leading us
11. Simeo Baba, blessing us; Simeo Baba, blessing us; Simeo Baba, blessing us
12. Timothy Atila, leading us; Timothy Atila, leading us; Timothy Atila, leading us
13. Lawrence Chiaji, leading us; Lawrence Chiaji, leading us; Lawrence Chiaji, leading us
14. Rafael Adika, leading us; Rafael Adika, leading us; Rafael Adika, leading us
15. Rafael Abala, guiding us; Rafael Abala, guiding us; Rafael Abala, guiding us
16. Romanus On’gombe, guiding us; Romanus On’gombe, guiding us; Romanus On’gombe, guiding us
17. Maria Mama, farewell; Maria Mama, farewell; Maria Mama, farewell
18. Simeo Baba, crowning us; Simeo Baba, crowning us; Simeo Baba, crowning us










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K. SHE LOVES US HER CHILDREN (OHEROWA WAN NYITHINDE)
a.       She loves us her children, Maria Mama loves us her Children
(Chorus: She loves us her children, Maria Mama loves us her Children)
(Solo: Oherowa, wan nyithinde, Maria Mama oherowa, wan nyithinde)
(Chorus: Oherowa, wan nyithinde, Maria Mama oherowa, wan nyithinde)
b.      She calls us to Calvary; Maria Mama calls us to Calvary
c.       She calls us to testify, Maria Mama calls us to testify
d.      She calls us to repentance, Maria Mama calls us to repentance
e.       She makes us her children, Maria Mama makes us her children
f.       She guides us her children, Maria Mama guides us her children
g.      She blesses us her children, Maria Mama blesses us her children















L.   JESUS THE HOLY LAMB (YESU NYAROMBO MALER)
a.       Jesus, the holy lamb
Chorus: Jesus, the holy lamb
(Solo: Yesu, Nyarombo maler)
(Chorus: Yesu, Nyarombo maler)
b.      Lamb of God, Jesus Christ
c.       Behold, he has come again
d.      As Simeo Melkio, he has come
e.       Glory of God, he has come again
f.       Simeo Melkio, the holy lamb
g.      Simeo Melkio, the glory of God
h.      Have mercy, the holy lamb
i.        Forgive us, the holy lamb
j.        Bless us, the holy lamb
k.      Bless us, Melkio
l.        Protect us, Melkio
m.     Guide us, Melkio













M. LEGION WHEN WE SUFFER (OGANDA LEJO KISANDO)

a.       Legion when suffer
Chorus: We affirm we have the living God; we know no other God; we affirm we have the living God.
(Solo: Oganda Legion kisando)
 (Waramo chutho ni wan gi Nyasaye mangima, maonge moro mimede; waramo chutho ni wan gi Nyasaye mangima)

b.      When the world mocks us
c.       When the world opposes us
d.      When the world insults us
e.       When they arrest us
f.       At Migori prison
g.      At Homabay prison
h.      At Homabay court
i.        At Kodiaga prison
j.        Calvary, we assemble
k.      Jerusalem, we assemble
l.        Ephesus, we assemble














N. OUR STRENGTH IS FROM GOD (LWENY MARWA MAR LEMO)

a.       Our strength is from God, alleluia we will overcome, with the power from our God
Chorus: Our strength is from God, alleluia we will overcome, with the power from our God
(Solo: Lweny marwa mar lemo, alleluia wanalo lweny gi teko mar Nyasaye)
(Chorus: Lweny marwa mar lemo, alleluia wanalo lweny gi teko mar Nyasaye)
b.      Simeo Melkio on our side
c.       Maria Mama on our side
d.      Michael on our side
e.       George William on our side
f.       Agatha on our side
g.      Catherine on our side
h.      Abraham on our side
i.        David on our side








O. WHEN THE TIME CAME TO PASS (KAMANENE, KAMANENE, KAMANENE)

a.       When the time came to pass; when the time came to pass; when the time came to pass; when the time came to pass
(Chorus: When the time came to pass; when the time came to pass; when the time came to pass; when the time came to pass)
(Solo: Kamanene, kamanene, kamanene; Kamanene, kamanene, kamanene; Kamanene, kamanene, kamanene; Kamanene, kamanene, kamanene)
(Chorus: Kamanene, kamanene, kamanene; Kamanene, kamanene, kamanene; Kamanene, kamanene, kamanene; Kamanene, kamanene, kamanene)
 b.      Jesus Christ came again; Jesus Christ came again; Jesus Christ came again; Jesus Christ came again
c.       As Simeo he came again; as Simeo he came again; as Simeo he came again; as Simeo he came again
d.      Suna Kabaru he was revealed; Suna Kabaru he was revealed; Suna Kabaru he was revealed; Suna Kabaru he was revealed
e.       Hill Calvary he made a home; hill Calvary he made a home; hill Calvary he made a home; Hill Calvary he made a home
f.       Jerusalem he made a home; Jerusalem he made a home; Jerusalem he made a home; Jerusalem he made a home
g.      Nzoia Ephesus he made a home; Nzoia Ephesus he made a home; Nzoia Ephesus he made a home; Nzoia Ephesus he made a home
h.      For our glory he suffered; for our glory he suffered; for our glory he suffered; for our glory he suffered
i.        Homabay prison he was detained; Homabay prison he was detained; Homabay prison he was detained; Homabay prison he was detained
j.        Prison Kodiaga he was detained he was detained; prison Kodiaga he was detained; prison Kodiaga he was detained; prison Kodiaga he was detained











P. YOUR SONG BLISSFUL (WENDI MORA)

a.       Your song blissful (Short Chorus: Our lord); Simeo, your song blissful (Long chorus: our lord, our lord.)
(Solo: Wendi mora?)
(Short chorus: Maler)
(Solo: Simeo, wendi mora?)
(Chorus: Maler, maler)
b.      Your song wonderful (short chorus: our lord); Simeo, your song wonderful (long chorus: our lord, our lord)
c.       Your song glorious (short chorus: our lord); Simeo, your song glorious (Long chorus: our lord, our lord).
d.      The lord comes again (short chorus: our lord); Simeo, the lord comes again (Long Chorus: our lord, our lord).
e.       Simeo our lord (short chorus: our lord); Melkio, Simeo our lord (long chorus: our lord, our lord).
f.       Sinners hiding (short chorus: our lord); in shame, sinners hiding (long chorus: our lord, our lord).
g.      Witches hiding (short chorus: our lord); in shame, witches hiding (long chorus: our lord, our lord).
h.      Liars hiding (short chorus: our lord); in shame, liars hiding (long chorus: our lord, our lord).
i.        Murderers hiding (short chorus: our lord); in shame, murderers hiding (long chorus: our lord, our lord).
j.        Simeo forgive us; our sins, Simeo forgive us.
k.      Simeo bless us; our lord, Simeo bless us.
l.        Simeo heal us; our lord, Simeo heal us.








Q. TREMOR, TREMOR, MELKIO (MAYIENGA ROHO YIENGO)

a.       Tremor, tremor (short chorus: tremor), Melkio (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth)
(Solo: Mayienga, mayienga)
(Short chorus: Mayienga)
(Solo: Melkio)
(Chorus: Mayienga koro yiengo piny)
b.      Quaver, quaver (short chorus: tremor), Melkio (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth)
c.       See him, Melkio (short chorus: tremor), tremor (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
d.      Behold, Hosea (short Chorus: tremor), tremor (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth)
e.       Behold, Enure (short chorus: tremor), tremor (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth)
f.       See him, Laurida (short chorus: tremor), tremor (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth)
g.      See him, Lodvikus (short chorus: tremor), tremor (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth)
h.      Praise him, Simeo (short chorus: tremor), tremor (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
i.        Worship him (short chorus: tremor), Melkio, tremor (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
j.        Come to Simeo (short chorus: tremor), for a miracle (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
k.      Come to Simeo (short chorus: tremor), for glory (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
l.        Count on Simeo (short chorus: tremor), protector (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
m.     Count on Simeo (short chorus: tremor), healer (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
n.      Come to Calvary (short chorus: tremor), to see him (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
o.      Come to Jerusalem (short chorus: tremor), to see him (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).
p.      Tremor, Tremor (short chorus: tremor), Melkio (long chorus: Tremor, shakes the earth).









R. LAMP, LAMP (TAYA, TAYA, TACH POLO OTELONWA)

a.       Lamp, Lamp
Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path
b.      Lamp of Heaven (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
c.       Lamp of the father (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
d.      Lamp of Simeo (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
e.       Lamp of spirit (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
f.       Lamp, light us (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
g.      Light our spirits (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
h.      Light our faith (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
i.        Light our love (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
j.        Light our joy (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
k.      Light our churches (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
l.        Light us today (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
m.     Light us forever (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).
n.      Forever ever (Chorus: lamp of heaven lights our path).

MAY WE PRAISE BABA SIMEO WITH SONGS?
AMEN.