Can Anyone Help with a Creole Church Song for Kids from Haiti?

Kat wrote me:

Hi Mama Lisa,

I am traveling to Haiti with my church to work in a school there and I wanted to translate the children’s song ” Rise and Shine” into Creole.

If that song does not translate well – then is there another song that children sing in church there? One preferably telling the story of Noah’s arc???

Thank you so much for any help you can give me.

Kat Mernin

If anyone can help Kat out, please comment below.



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10 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with a Creole Church Song for Kids from Haiti?”

  1. dee Says:

    I don’t know one that deals specifically with the story of noah’s arc but there is “i have a joy, joy, joy.”

  2. Joy Husko Says:

    Looking for the true spelling of my name in Creole.
    Picking random sites that came up outta curiosity!
    Noticed this is one cuz of your request for Christian
    songs for the children. the info is older, but still caught
    my attention! ;) …
    I also went to Haiti 2x actually.
    Incredible … The contrast of Lush Tropics of that to It’s People.
    The Poverty … listening to screams in the night as a drummers
    rhythm continued monotonously …
    All of this as I sat on the ledge of a brick ‘ house ‘ writing in my journal w/the moon as my light.
    Knowing His Light was my comfort & shield as the weks went by.
    Fast! The Ophanage we were @ also housed a ‘ Clinic ‘.
    (Cap Haitian) This was approx 20! yrs ago … however I will forever
    remember, pray, … and truely would go this moment if I could.
    Anyway … I could sing a few songs in Creole the Precious Children taught us! lol
    Nice to see this … God’s Speed to U & Ur’s,
    from my heart to yours, joyousonexo

  3. Maxo Says:

    I wished I could help with that song but never heard of it. Maybe there is something else I can help with just e-mail me to let me know.

  4. Lisa Says:

    Hi Maxo,

    Thanks for your offer to help!

    We would love to add more Creole children’s songs or rhymes to our site. If you know of any, please share them.

    Thanks so much!

    Mama Lisa

  5. Linda Says:

    I am going to Haiti in July and would like some Christian songs to use with the children too. So if you find any I would be interested in having the info. Thanks!

  6. Mrs. Bel Says:

    “Read your bible pray everyday” is a good 1 for kids…

  7. Mrs. Bel Says:

    Li la bib ou prie chak jou
    Prie chak jou
    Prie chak jou…

  8. Mrs. Bel Says:

    Jesus loves the little children…

  9. Mrs. Bel Says:

    Seems that your name would be spelled “Jwa” creole is written the way it sounds…

  10. Kay Says:

    Lisa – I am also going in March and wondered if you found anything that would help you in a sunday school type setting. Music seems like such a good way to communicate with the children there. Do you have any advice to share?

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