Manna and Quails

Manna and Quails

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Demo: 

Manna en kwartels-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire

Liner Notes: 

Still on the topic of how to feed all the hungry children during COVID. And don't really know how a song would make a difference though...

English
Manna nou

My child
May you find more
If what you're looking for
May your answers collect
More than all the questions
May all your doors open
When you knock tok-tokkie(on many doors in a game)
Because you are a child, a child of Africa
And Africa you will carry in your heart forever.

Let it rain manna again
Even if it's only for a week or two
We can catch quail again
And throw it on the (BBQ)coals

Let it rain manna again
Even if it's for a week or two
We can catch quail again
And throw on the coals

If it rains manna only once again
And we can string quail on a stick(kebab)
Is there a cloud of fire at night
Is there a cloud ahead in the day
And God is still watching over us
And God is still watching over us

But I do not see Him
Did not notice him
Maybe it's you I'm waiting for?
You- neighbor turns my dark night into bright day…

If there is a savior, who comes from Africa
If there is a man who takes up his duty and says yes
If there is one voice, gather all the lost children
If there is only one - more than just a vision

Because the children are hungry in Africa
The mothers are sucked dry and get beaten up
People say it's dark here in Africa
They say maybe this is the Last Days
the Last Days?

Lyrics: 

Manna nou

My kind
Mag jy meer vind
As waarna jy soek
Mag jou antwoorde maal
Meer as al die vrae
Mag al jou deure oopgaan
Wanneer jy aanklop tok-tokkie
Want jy is ‘n kind, ‘n kind van Afrika
En Afrika sal jy vir altyd in jou hart dra.

Laat dit weer manna reën
Al is dit net vir ‘n week of twee
Ons kan weer kwartels vang
En op die kole gooi

Laat dit weer manna reën
Al is dit vir ‘n week of twee
Ons kan weer kwartels vang
En op die kole gooi

As dit net vir eenkeer weer manna reën
En ons kwartels ryg op ‘n stokkie
Is daar ‘n wolkkolom van vuur in die nag
Is daar ‘n wolk vooruit in die dag
Hou God steeds oor ons wag
Hou God steeds oor ons wag

Maar ek sien Hom nie
Het hom nie gewaar nie
Miskien is dit jy vir wie ek wag?
Jy buurman verander my donker nag in helder dag…

As daar ‘n redder is, wat kom uit Afrika
As daar ‘n man is, wat sy plig opneem en sê ja
As daar een stem is, maak al die verlore kinders bymekaar
As daar net een is- meer as net ‘n visioen

Want die kinders is honger in Afrika
Die ma’s is leeg gedrink en kry pakslae
Die mense sê dis donker hier in Afrika
Hulle sê miskien is hierdie die Laaste Dae
die Laaste Dae?



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

So touching and needed. I recently got some food for my friends in Uganda, but want to help so much more.