This song is from the Bible: "All those who have received Him have the right to be called children of God." John 1:12.

We did our best to translate the song as literally as possible. You can compare our translation to the Biblical translation.

Bonse Aba - Zambian Children's Songs - Zambia - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Bemba Words

Bonse = all
Aba = people
Pokelela = accept
Bali (makes word affirmative)
Li = am
Maka = authority
Akuba = (emphatic) imperative of to be
Kuba = to be
Bana= children
Bakwa = leadership/power
Lesa = God

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Rebecca Grantland for contributing this song. Translated by Lisa Yannucci.

"ZambianWomen" by Florence Devoaurd - Florence Devouard, taken in Zambia. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons.

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