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Emmanuel Michel looks up Scripture verses before preaching at a camp for people displaced by the earthquake. (Photo by Ben Depp)

Emmanuel Michel looks up Scripture verses before preaching at a camp for people displaced by the earthquake. (Photo by Ben Depp)

Lenten prayers from around the world - Haiti

03/26/2010

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Each week of Lent, we are posting sounds of prayer and worship from around the world. This week, we bring you a song from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where worship and prayers of petition and praise have been a critical part of how Haitians have responded to the Jan. 12 earthquake. As you listen to these Haitian Creole words to the familiar song, “Because He Lives,” sung by MCC Haiti staff, we invite you to remember Haitian families and churches now and in your prayers this week.
 
The words in Haitian Creole:
Bondye voye pitit li rele Jezi
Ki te vini e padone-n
Li rachte nou e li mete nou lib
Kounye-a li ak Papa-l
l’ap ret tann nou
 
Mwen konnen l vivan
M’ap konte sou demen
Paske’l vivan
Akyetid yo ale
Paske m konnen, O m-konnen
Li se tout lavi mwen
M’ap konte jou pou-l vin chèche-m
Paske-l vivan
 
The words in English:
God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives
 
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because He lives